As used in many parts of South Asia, the term ghat refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of water, particularly a holy river. The set of stairs can lead down to something as small as a pond or as large as a major river.
The word ghat is explained by numerous Dravidian etymons such as
Lighting on dev diwali at Saraswati Ghat, Allahabad
Burning ghats in Kathmandu, Nepal
At Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Ganga Dashahara in 2005 bathers to the riverfront in Haridwar.
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the
At Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Dakshineswar, West Bengal.
Ghats in Varanasi Temple tank
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