Top 5 Ghats in Benaras

Posted On July 1st, 2017

Top 5 Ghats in Benaras




Baranasi or famously known as Benaras, is one of the ancient city in India and this city has its own prestige from religious point of view. People from all parts of the country as well from the world, visit this place and enjoy the ancient flavor of India. Apart from Hinduism, this city is famous for the development of Buddhism and Jainism. At present, Baranasi has grown nicely in the field of industry and has become a hub of muslin and fabric.

Baranasi is famous for existence of Ghats. Almost 100 Ghats are there in Baranasi surrounding the river Ganges. So, when you plan to visit this holy city, it is necessary to have details about some of these Ghats. Let us take a look at the 5 most famous Ghats in Baranasi.

  • Assi Ghat: This ghat situates at the meeting point of the river Ganges and the river Assi. We can find this ghat at the extreme south of other popular Ghats. This is the reason that most of the time this ghat remains calm and free from unnecessary crowd. Hindu pilgrims visit this ghat and take bath before they start worshiping Lord Shiva.
  • Chet Singh Ghat: This ghat also has its own historical importance. This is the battle ground between Maharaja Chet Singh and the British during 18th Maharaja Chet Singh was the ruler of Baranasi during this period.
  • Darbhanga Ghat: If you want to get the picturesque beauty of the river Ganges and the nature, then visiting Darbhanga Ghat will be the best choice. This Ghat was constructed by Sridha Narayana Munshi in the year 1912. Here you can notice a palace which was built by a famous Royal Family of Bihar.
  • Dasaswamedh Ghat: There is hardly any visitor, who does not know about this famous Ghat. Every evening, Ganga Arti is taken place here and this is the prime attraction of Baranasi. During every occasion, Hindu pilgrims gather to this Ghat. One can sit for hours and enjoy the beauty of Ganga Aarti without getting bored.
  • Manikarnika Ghat: This is the burning ghat in Baranasi. There is a myth that people get liberty from death and rebirth if their bodies are burnt on this Ghat. If you are bold enough and want to watch cremations live, then you can watch that by paying fees. Priests will guide you and will take you to the right place.

Hence, those above are the top 5 Ghats in Baranasi and one can visit these Ghats during any trip to Baranasi.  Whenever you are in Benaras make sure you take a tour of all the above Ghats to get a complete holy feeling in this destination. Dont forget to seek the blessings of Kashi Vishwanath by offering prayers in the temple.

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