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Amazing Ghat Roads ... Agumbe ... !!
Amazing Ghat Roads ... Agumbe ... !!
DATE: 2011/06/05::
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Women bathing at Varanasi Ghat
Women bathing at Varanasi Ghat
DATE: 2013/03/23::
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"Shamshan Ghat" Full HD Movie | Sapna | Sohail Khan | Hindi | Horror Movie
"Shamshan Ghat" Full HD Movie | Sapna | Sohail Khan | Hindi | Horror Movie
DATE: 2014/12/31::
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Ganga,Ganges Bathing in Varanasi Ghat, India (インド バラナシのガート、ガンガー、ガンジス河の沐浴)
Ganga,Ganges Bathing in Varanasi Ghat, India (インド バラナシのガート、ガンガー、ガンジス河の沐浴)
DATE: 2014/03/05::
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Dangerous Journey Through Hills/ Ghat Roads In The World - Most viewed video on youtube 2014
Dangerous Journey Through Hills/ Ghat Roads In The World - Most viewed video on youtube 2014
DATE: 2013/11/29::
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Varanasi Hindu Cremation Ceremony Manikarnika Burning Ghat *HD*
Varanasi Hindu Cremation Ceremony Manikarnika Burning Ghat *HD*
DATE: 2014/04/25::
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Dhobi Ghat Full Movie(mkv format).mkv
Dhobi Ghat Full Movie(mkv format).mkv
DATE: 2011/01/27::
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Mara ghat ma birajta Shrinathji
Mara ghat ma birajta Shrinathji
DATE: 2007/12/08::
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Mara Ghat Ma Birajta [Full Song] Shreenathji Sankirtan
Mara Ghat Ma Birajta [Full Song] Shreenathji Sankirtan
DATE: 2011/05/25::
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Searey Ghat ki Farzana [TELFILM] Full on ARY DIGITAL
Searey Ghat ki Farzana [TELFILM] Full on ARY DIGITAL
DATE: 2014/08/10::
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Armin 2AFM - "Chi Shod, Seda Ghat Shod" OFFICIAL VIDEO
Armin 2AFM - "Chi Shod, Seda Ghat Shod" OFFICIAL VIDEO
DATE: 2014/06/14::
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Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 3 | Hemant Chauhan
Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 3 | Hemant Chauhan
DATE: 2010/06/04::
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Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shrinathji - Shrinathji Bhajan
Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shrinathji - Shrinathji Bhajan
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Dhobi Ghat(Mumbai Diaries) Soundtracks
Dhobi Ghat(Mumbai Diaries) Soundtracks
DATE: 2011/01/24::
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Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) - Official Trailer | HQ
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) - Official Trailer | HQ
DATE: 2010/11/19::
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Om - Cremation Ghat I & II
Om - Cremation Ghat I & II
DATE: 2011/04/29::
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Mara ghat ma birajta shrinathji - Live program (Shreenathji bhajan) by Surabhi parmar.
Mara ghat ma birajta shrinathji - Live program (Shreenathji bhajan) by Surabhi parmar.
DATE: 2012/10/25::
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Shiradi ghat accident Live 2014
Shiradi ghat accident Live 2014
DATE: 2014/04/04::
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Beautified, Modified, Renovated Assi Ghat
Beautified, Modified, Renovated Assi Ghat
DATE: 2015/02/27::
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The Scenic Beauty of Great " THUL Ghat " from the LOCO......!!!!!!
The Scenic Beauty of Great " THUL Ghat " from the LOCO......!!!!!!
DATE: 2013/11/21::
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CID - Episode 735 - Dhobi Ghat Mein Khoon
CID - Episode 735 - Dhobi Ghat Mein Khoon
DATE: 2013/11/01::
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Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 1 (Female Vocalist)
Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 1 (Female Vocalist)
DATE: 2010/06/03::
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Happy To Disturb  Burning Ghat
Happy To Disturb Burning Ghat
DATE: 2014/10/16::
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Armin 2AFM - Chi Shod Seda Ghat Shod - 2014
Armin 2AFM - Chi Shod Seda Ghat Shod - 2014
DATE: 2014/04/27::
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Malshej Ghat Near Mumbai - Monsoon Travel Destinations Near Mumbai
Malshej Ghat Near Mumbai - Monsoon Travel Destinations Near Mumbai
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 2
Mara Ghat Ma Birajta Shreenathji | Version 2
DATE: 2010/06/03::
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Natural Car Wash at Malshej Ghat Mumbai
Natural Car Wash at Malshej Ghat Mumbai
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Ghat Ghat mein Panchi - Veena Sahasrabuddhe
Ghat Ghat mein Panchi - Veena Sahasrabuddhe
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ghat ma girdhari
ghat ma girdhari
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Ghat Ma Girdhari Ne Mann Ma Murari - Shrinathji Gujarati Bhajan
Ghat Ma Girdhari Ne Mann Ma Murari - Shrinathji Gujarati Bhajan
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Manmad Godavari exp Kasara to Igatpuri (THUL ghat)
Manmad Godavari exp Kasara to Igatpuri (THUL ghat)
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maya ma ghat ||  BINAYA K2 || latest nepali pop song 2014 || official video || HD
maya ma ghat || BINAYA K2 || latest nepali pop song 2014 || official video || HD
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Real ghost in tamhini ghat
Real ghost in tamhini ghat
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Om - Cremation Ghat I
Om - Cremation Ghat I
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Om - God Is Good - Cremation Ghat I & II (HQ)
Om - God Is Good - Cremation Ghat I & II (HQ)
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Amazing Agumbe Ghat Road !!
Amazing Agumbe Ghat Road !!
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Airawat Volvo B7R at its best in Dhimbam Ghat Hairpin bend
Airawat Volvo B7R at its best in Dhimbam Ghat Hairpin bend
DATE: 2010/01/28::
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A Drive through Charmadi Ghat Road.
A Drive through Charmadi Ghat Road.
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Sheetla Ghat Pe Kaashi Mein [Full Song] Baadi Sher Par Sawar
Sheetla Ghat Pe Kaashi Mein [Full Song] Baadi Sher Par Sawar
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De De Thoda Pyaar Maiya Tera Kya Ghat Jayega
De De Thoda Pyaar Maiya Tera Kya Ghat Jayega
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Matheran Ghat Driving upwards
Matheran Ghat Driving upwards
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Ride to Kasara Ghat, Uphill. KTM Duke 390, Ninja 250R, CBR 250R, Duke 200, Pulsar 180
Ride to Kasara Ghat, Uphill. KTM Duke 390, Ninja 250R, CBR 250R, Duke 200, Pulsar 180
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A Dangerous View of Kasara (Thul) Ghat by Jan-Shatabdi Express | Full Coverage | March 2014 [HD]
A Dangerous View of Kasara (Thul) Ghat by Jan-Shatabdi Express | Full Coverage | March 2014 [HD]
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CR's Rajdhani Climbing Thull Ghat!!!!!
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Drama Serial Searay Ghat Ki Farzana
Drama Serial Searay Ghat Ki Farzana
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Riding up the Amboli Ghat
Riding up the Amboli Ghat
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newslaundry - Dhobi Ghat (Full Show) Ep2
newslaundry - Dhobi Ghat (Full Show) Ep2
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PM Shri Narendra Modi participates in cleanliness drive at
PM Shri Narendra Modi participates in cleanliness drive at 'Assi Ghat', Varanasi
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Dhobi Ghat Theme Soundtrack (Mumbai Diaries)
Dhobi Ghat Theme Soundtrack (Mumbai Diaries)
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Raphaël TREZA - NIGHT GHAT
Raphaël TREZA - NIGHT GHAT
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For the city in Libya, see Ghat, Libya.
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 Telugu katta and gattu (dam, embankment) Tamil kattu (side of a mountain, dam, ridge, causeway) and Kannada gatta (mountain range), . 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, Hindi , Gujarati and Karnataka, ghat is a term used to identify a difficult passage over a mountain.[3] One such passage is the Bhor Ghat that connects the towns Khopoli and Khandala, on NH 4 about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Mumbai. Charmadi Ghat of Karnataka is also notable.

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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