burning ghat
noun Date: 1877 a level space at the head of a ghat for cremation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burning-ghat — noun A flat area near the top of a river ghat where Hindus burn their dead; a funeral pyre. Now, whether I have done thee a wrong in keeping thee from the burning ghât, do thou and the crows settle together …   Wiktionary

  • burning ghat — noun : the space in a ghat (as at the head) where the Hindus cremate their dead * * * a platform at the top of a riverside ghat where Hindus cremate their dead. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • burning ghat — a platform at the top of a riverside ghat where Hindus cremate their dead. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • burning ghat — /ˈbɜnɪŋ gat/ (say berning gaht) noun (in India) a place at the river s edge where Hindus burn their dead on funeral pyres …   Australian English dictionary

  • ghat — /gat/ (say gaht) noun (in India) 1. a set of steps leading down to a river or the like. See bathing ghat, burning ghat. 2. a path down from a mountain; a mountain pass. {Hindi ghāṭ} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ghat — noun /ɡɔːt/ a) A descending path or stairway to a river; a ford or landing place. Chunks of wood were being built into funeral pyres on the steps of the ghat that went down into the water; four bodies were burning on the ghat steps when we got… …   Wiktionary

  • Nigambodh Ghat — is a moderate sized area on the banks of the Yamuna river coast in New Delhi, situated on the Ring Road, Delhi at the back of the historic Red Fort. It consists of a series of bathing and ceremonial stepped piers leading to the waters of the… …   Wikipedia

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