[Original German] Der Grosse Verbrennungs Platz in Benares [end]
There are almost 100 ghats in Varanasi. A majority of these ghats are used for bathing while the others are used for cremation. The Manikarnika Ghat is one of the most famous burning ghat. It was often featured in paintings, photographs and postcards like this one by the 19th century Austrian painter and lithographer Josef Hoffman.