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ghat

also ghaut  (gôt, gät)
n.
A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.

[Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu, dam, embankment.]

ghat

(ɡɔːt)
(in India) n
1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain pass or mountain range
3. (Hinduism) a place of cremation
[C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta]

ghat

(gɔt, gɒt)

n. (in India)
a wide set of steps descending to a river, esp. a river used for bathing.
[1595–1605; < Hindi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the waterghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Translations

ghat

n (Indian)
(= mountain pass)Gebirgspass m
(at river) → Lande- und Badeplatz mmit Ufertreppe; burning ghatTotenverbrennungsplatz man einer Ufertreppe
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It was a mind-blowing experience-stopping at Varanasi on the way and seeing the burning ghats in the street alive with death as well as life and everything that collates in those potent parts of Indian culture.
The prow of our houseboat had been carved and brightly painted with representations of the Hindu gods and goddesses, and it docked near the burning ghats.
Our cemeteries and burning ghats with their symbols of devoutness and fidelity are actually attempts to hold tight somehow to the other, to give yet another piece of life.