Burning Ghat - Vanarasi

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Govinda Das Aghori

Varanasi is one of the holiest cities and centres of pilgrimage for Hindus of all denominations. It is one of seven Hindu holiest cities (Sapta Puri), considered the giver of salvation (moksha). Over 50,000 Brahmins live in Varanasi, providing religious services to the masses. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Kashi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.