Yesterday I took a bit of a detour and walked towards Asse Ghat situated at the back of my hotel. I walked through the ghats and took a boat the boatman by the name of Shukla asked me for two thousand rupees to take me from one ghat to another and then across the river Ganges up to the bridge. On the way, I saw a majestic ferry all light up taking passengers across the river so that they could witness the Arti taking place on the ghat. My desire was to stop at the Mani Kanika Ghat and the Harish Chandra Ghat this is where the dead are burnt and cremated morning noon and night the funeral pyres burn bright. I hopped on the Harish Chandra Ghat as my boatman tied the knot of the boat and let me loose on the bank.
I walked up a few steps and inspected the area where huge logs of wood were placed, the wood was taken from here to create the funeral pyre. I could see a few goats loitering around and there were mourners who had come to burn their dead. There was a live kirtan going on around one of the funeral pyres.
Till then enjoy the pictures of my ghat hopping excursion.