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
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Historical Examples of burning ghat

  • But to return to where I was before; I was about to speak of the burning-ghat.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • But that is thy child on thy shoulder—given over to the burning-ghat not two days ago.


    Rudyard Kipling

  • Now, whether I have done thee a wrong in keeping thee from the burning-ghat, do thou and the crows settle together.'

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Social distinctions are as marked at the Benares burning-ghat as in the modern American cemetery.

    East of Suez

    Frederic Courtland Penfield

  • A woman's corpse going down to the burning-ghat, and a bystander says, 'She died at midnight from the heat.'

    Life's Handicap

    Rudyard Kipling