- stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
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In Hinduism, broad steps leading down to one of the sacred rivers. Some of these, known as `burning ghats`, are used for cremation. ...
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stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
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• (n.) Alt. of Ghaut
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Ghat or Gat (both: gät) , walled town, SW Libya, in an oasis in the Sahara, near the Algerian border. It formerly was an important caravan center. Ghat was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1875, by the Italians in 1930, and by the French in 1943, during World War II.
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In India, a ghat is a landing place by a river. The term ghat is especially applied when the structure is large and substantially constructed. These ghats are very numerous on the Ganges, and are great places of resort by the people of the towns where they are situated. Some of them are noteworthy from an architectural point of view, having temples
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In Hinduism, broad steps leading down to one of the sacred rivers. Some of these, known as `burning ghats`, are used for cremation
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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== Ghats refer to the areas in holy river-side cities like Varanas
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