Assi Ghat


Varuna ghat is the first ghat of Kashi and assi being the last ghat. The best part about this place is the elaichi tea which you get in the local tea shops and the namkeens along with that. I would say this ghat is famous for tea shops.

Why is Assi Ghat famous?

Assi Ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists live. With hosting Subah-e-Banaras in the morning, assi ghat provides a spectacular notion of river Ganga.

Why is it called Assi Ghat?

Why and how did Assi Ghat get its name? According to a mythological tale in Hinduism, Goddess Durga, after killing the demons Shumbha-Nishumbha, threw her sword. The place where the sword landed, resulted in the emergence of a river which was then called Assi.

Which ghat is famous in Varanasi?

Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most famous ghat in Varanasi on the banks of sacred river Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. People take bath here and widely visited by pilgrims. It is not far from Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Who built Assi Ghat?

After the 19th century, the Ghat was divided into five Ghats, eighty, Gangamahal (1st), Rewa, Tulsi and Bhadaini Ghats. In 1902, Dulhin Radha Dulari Kunwar, the emperor of the Sursand State of Bihar State, purchased the land for the construction of the Ghat and the temple from Kashi Naresh Prabhunarayan Singh.

Can we bath at Assi Ghat?

The Asi Ghat is located at the confluence of the Ganges and Asi rivers. The sunrise on the other side of the river seen from the Asi Ghat is very beautiful, so many people come here to bathe in the morning.

Can we bath Assi Ghat?

The southernmost ghat of Varanasi, Assi Ghat according to Hindus, is believed to be Saimbeda Tirtha, i.e a person who takes a dip here will get the same virtues as earned by visiting all other pilgrimages. It’s one of the most peaceful places in Varanasi and also the perfect ghat to take a quiet dip in the Ganga.

What is time of Ganga Aarti in Assi Ghat?

The aarti takes place daily at PM post sundown in summer and PM in winters for about 45 minutes. The venue is Dashashwamedh ghat, one of the holiest of all ghats in Varanasi. An announcement at PM takes place to inform the attendees about the commencement of aarti.

Why is Banaras so special?

The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown.

Which ghat are bodies burnt at Varanasi?

Manikarnika Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat (Hindi: ¤¤£¤¿¤•¤°¥¤£¤¿¤•¤¾ ¤˜¤¾¤Ÿ) is one of the holiest cremation grounds among the sacred riverfronts (ghats), alongside the river Ganges, in the city of Varanasi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


The three most important ghats are Manikarnika, Dasaswamedh and Panch-Ganga. To bath at these three ghats is called Tri-Tirtha Yatra.


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