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Burning ghat [Benares].

Photograph of the Burning Ghats, Varanasi, from
the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented
by the Maharaja of Benares' by Madhao Rao, c.1905. Hindus regard
the Ganges as amrita, the elixir of life, which brings purity to
the living and salvation to the dead. Those who die at Varanasi are
considered extremely fortunate and blessed for they attain release
from samsara, the un…