burning-ghat

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burning-ghat (plural burning-ghats)

  1. (India) A flat area near the top of a river ghat where Hindus burn their dead; a funeral pyre.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In Flood Time’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 415:
      Now, whether I have done thee a wrong in keeping thee from the burning-ghât, do thou and the crows settle together.