Burning ground at Manikarnika Ghat. The most prestigous spot for cremation. Afterwards the ashes are thrown in the Ganga river.</br>Unfit for cremation are dead infants, pregnant women, victims of snake bite, small pox, lepers, suicides, and holy men. Those bodies are bound to a piece of rock, taken on a boat out at the Ganga and dropped in the river. A special kind of snapping turtles is bred and kept in the river to eat the bodies before they surface again.