According to the Hindu belief, dying and getting burnt in Varanasi offers the opportunity that you can reach moksha. This is the state of liberation/escape from the cycle of rebirth and death, loss of egoistic self and union with Brahman. It is the ultimate aim of every Hindu to achieve this state.
The ghats were very busy with cremations as we sailed past. It's not respectful or advisable to take close up shots in this area so I only took shots from a distance.
I've uploaded two views. Any constructive comments are welcome.
Thanks for looking.
Landscape and travel