Manikarnika Ghat


Dashashwamedh Ghat
Out of the all spiritual places in Varanasi, you must visit Dashashwamedh Ghat for Ganga Aarti and Assi Ghat for Subah-E-Banaras.

Why is Manikarnika Ghat famous?

According to Hindu mythology, Manikarnika Ghat is believed to be the place where the either the earring or eye of Sati fell down when Lord Shiva was carrying her to the Himalaya.

Are girls allowed in Manikarnika Ghat?

Then through ceremony, the bodies are burned on piles of wood for several hours and then their ashes are scattered upon the Ganges. There are no Indian women allowed here. only men.

What happens at Manikarnika Ghat?

At the Manikarnika Ghat, death is celebrated. Remorseful chants are sung every hour of the day and smoke engulfs the area day and night as dead bodies are cremated for eternal peace. The ghat is also known as the gateway to heaven by many worshipers.

Who made Manikarnika Ghat?

The Manikarnika Ghat is mentioned in the Gupta inscription of 5th century. The stone stairs were made in 1303, and rebuilt in 1730 under the patronage of Bajirao Peshva. In 1791 Ahilyabai Holkar rebuilt the entire ghat.

Can we take bath in Manikarnika Ghat?

Taking a holy bath on the Manikarnika Ghat on this chosen day is believed to be highly meritorious. Manikarnika Ghat is also known to be one of the popular Ghats in the holy city of Varanasi. This ghat is also the chosen cremation site by Hindus.

Which is the biggest Ghat in Varanasi?

Dashashwamedh Ghat is a main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat.

Why are bodies burned at Manikarnika Ghat?

According to the popular belief, the Manikarnika ghat is a doorway to heaven, and the one cremated on this ghat gets moksha and unites with Lord Shiva. It is also a belief that Lord Shiva has given the blessing of eternal peace to this ghat.

Can a girl perform last rites?

Daughters, however, are not œallowed to perform or for that matter, participate in the last rites of their parents, as per Hindu tradition. It is believed that if a female lights the funeral pyre, the deceased won’t attain ‘moksha’ and would be stuck in a cycle of rebirths.

Which ghat is best for bathing?

Best Ghat to have bath – Kedar Ghat
Uttar Pradesh.
Varanasi District.
Varanasi – Places to Visit.
Kedar Ghat.


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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