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A Burning Ghat in Kolkata.
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The famous Dashashwamedh Ghat on the Ganges river, Varanasi

As used in many parts of Northern South Asia, the term ghat refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of water, particularly a holy river. In Bengali-speaking regions, this set of stairs can lead down to something as small as a pond or as large as a major river.

Etymology[edit]

Ghats refer to the areas in holy river-side cities like Varanasi and Haridwar where stairs exist to reach the Ganges. It is also used for mountainous regions like the Western and Eastern Ghats.

The word Ghat is explained by numerous Dravidian etymons such as Tamil kattu (side of a mountain, dam, ridge, causeway), Kannada gatta (mountain range), Telugu katta (dam, embankment). This etymology was proposed by Burrow and endorsed by Mayrhofer and Asko Parpola.[1]

Along the rivers Ganges and Narmada[edit]

The numerous significant ghats along the Ganges are known generally as the 'Varanasi ghats' and the 'ghats of the Ganges'. In Madhya Pradesh in western India there are further significant ghats along the Narmada River. People who live on the steps are also called ghats.

The word is also used in some places outside of the Indian subcontinent where there are Indian communities. For example, in George Town, Penang in Malaysia, the label "Ghaut" is used to identify the extensions of those streets which formerly ended in ghats before reclamation of the quayside (e.g., Church St Ghaut - in Malay Gat Lebuh Gereja - is the name of the extension of Church St beyond where the street used to descend to the water via a ghat). In both Penang and Singapore, there are areas named Dhoby Ghaut (dhobi meaning "launderer" or "laundry", depending on whether it refers to a person or a business).

Shmashana ghats[edit]

Burning ghats of Manikarnika, at Varanasi
Burning ghats in Kathmandu, Nepal

Ghats such as these are useful for both mundane purposes (such as cleaning) and religious rites (i.e. ritual bathing or ablutions); there are also specific "shmashana" or "cremation" ghats where bodies are cremated waterside, allowing ashes to be washed away by rivers; notable ones are Nigambodh Ghat and Raj Ghat in Delhi on the Yamuna, that latter of which was the cremation area for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and numerous political leaders after him, and the Manikarnika Ghat at Varanasi on the Ganges.[2]

Other uses[edit]

In Marathi and also Hindi, Gujarati ghat is a term used to identify a difficult passage over a mountain.[3] One such ghat is the Bhor Ghat connecting the towns Khopoli and Khandala, on NH 4 about 80 km north of Mumbai.

In many cases, the term is used to refer to a mountain range itself, as in the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

A view of the Ghat of Varanasi from the River Ganges
Panoramic view of Har-ki-pauri, Haridwar, showing Malviya dwipa (right), named after Madan Mohan Malviya, and Birla Tower, built 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaini, Padmanabh S. (2003). Jainism and Early Buddhism. Jain Publishing Company. p. 523. 
  2. ^ "Funeral pyre to be set up in Lahore". Daily Times Pakistan. 
  3. ^ Navneet Marathi English Dictionary. Mumbai 400028: Navneet Publications (India) Limited. 

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