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burning ghat

a platform at the top of a riverside ghat where Hindus cremate their dead.
Origin of burning ghat
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is but seldom that a cremation is not in progress at the burning ghat.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • (A burning ghat is the place where dead bodies of Hindoos are cremated).

  • Looking in our direction at every step he proceeded and reached the burning ghat.

  • The burning ghat, where cremation is going on at all hours of the day, is the first place the stranger visits.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • The fierce current guards and gives privacy to a score of palaces and temples, as well as a burning ghat.

    Caves of Terror

    Talbot Mundy
  • A few hours after death a body is brought to a burning ghat, men being covered with a white sheet and women with a red cloth.

  • But let no one come to thine aid, lest there be nothing of thee left to take to the burning ghat.'

    The Taming of the Jungle Dr. C. W. Doyle
  • It was about eight o'clock in the morning when my boat reached this burning ghat.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • All about the burning ghat where the poor dead are being reduced to ashes hundreds are bathing or washing their clothes.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

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