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Assi Ghat

This is a beautiful ghat on the southernmost region of Varanasi and is often the most popular among forest tourists, especially students. People make it a must point to take a dip here before they seek the blessings from the Shivalinga under the ancient peepal tree just on the banks of the river ghat. There is also the Asisangameshvar Temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva again. The name of this temple is such because it is situated on the confluence point of the Assi. A little distance from the temples there are twin tanks out of which the more popular has always been the Lorkar Tank which is unfortunately almost abandoned now. People however come and bath here during the Lorkar Fair when they seek blessings from the lord mainly for a male child. Another significance of this place is that this is said to be once of the places from where the Hindu religion originated.
Assi ghat, is the 80th ghat, located at confluence of river Ganga and Asi. The ghat is popular among youngsters, as is near to university campus. It is situated in south of the city , and hence it is less crowded , more peaceful and clean.Manikarnika ghat, is the main cremation ghat where the dead bodies are burnt. According to Hindu mythology, it is the place where earring worn by Sati fell down when Lord Shiva was carrying her to Himalayas, and hence the name, Manikarnika (jewel of ear). People believe one who get cremated here, attains moksha(salvation).
Kaustav Sen
A walk on the ghats in the early morning air is invigorating and feels rather freshening. The Assi ghat is a good place to begin a ghat tour. One can walk the entire length of the ghats, and bypass the cremation ghats via bylanes easily. Do keep an eye out for amazing tea being made and served in the bylanes.
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Ghat seeing from boat is awesome, It starts from life (Assi ghat, to death Manikarnika ghat. Goosebumps you get when you are spending a moment of your life experiencing death it a pure divine feeling. Everyone should experience it!! Must experience.
Neha jain
Neha jain