Other Famous Ghats of Varanasi

Beside the main Ghats there are many other Ghats in Varanasi. Here is a list of other important Ghats of Varanasi:

Pancha Ganga Ghat

Pancha Ganga Ghat is believed to be meeting point of five rivers namely Ganges, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Kirana, and Dhutapapa. It is considered auspicious to take bath here dur­ing the month of Kartika (Oct-Nov) and especially on the full moon day of Kartika. There is a large Alamgir Mosque built by Aurangzeb in the 17th century at Pancha Ganga Ghat, after he destroyed the major Bindu Madhava Temple that used to be here. Present Deity of Bindu Madhava is in a small temple by the mosque located just above the Pancha-ganga Ghat.

Bachra Ghat

Bachara Ghat is famous for its three Jain temples.

Dandi Ghat

Dandi Ghat is of the Dandi Panths, holy men and used by fakirs, yogis and ascetics.

Hanuman Ghat

There is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Ghat is the birth place of Saint Vallabha Acarya who was born here in 16th century. Vallabha Acarya had spread the glories of Sri Krishna.

Kedar Ghat

There is a well at the Ghat called Gauri Kund, which is named after Lord Siva’s wife and said to have healing properties. There is famous Kedareswara Siva-linga Temple at Kedar Ghat. Kedar Ghat is brightly painted in stripes and busy with bathers. Kedar Ghat is also linked with Kedarnath shrine located in Kedarnath, Uttaranchal.

Manasarovar Ghat

Manasarovar Ghat is named after the holy lake which is found at the foot of Mt Kailash in Tibet. Man Singh of Jaipur had built this Ghat.

Chausathi Ghat

Chausathi Ghat is dedicated to the Chausath (64) Yoginis Temple, which has deities of Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali, supposed to be the multiple manifestations of the female force.

Someswara Ghat

Someswara Ghat has a temple of the moon and every kind of disease is supposed to be healed at this ghat.

Munshi Ghat

Munshi Ghat is an interesting Ghat to look at.

Ahilya Bai Ghat

Ahilya Bai Ghat is named after the Maratha queen of Indore.

Mir Ghat

There is a shrine of Vishalakshi (“Wide-eyed Goddess”) in the Temple located at Mir Ghat. This temple is one of the 52 shakti pitha and is said to mark the place where a part of the body of Sati, the wife of Lord Siva had fallen after distraught Shiva performed his dance of destruction or tandava.

Lalita Ghat

Lalita Ghat is the place where Nepali Temple is located. Nepali Temple is dedicated to Pashupateswara Shiva. This Temple is a Nepali-type wooden temple with interesting sculptures. There is also a Vishnu temple dedicated to Ganga Keshava at Lalita Ghat.

Jalasayin Ghat

Jalasayin Ghat is the Ghat where bodies are cremated. Directly next to Jalasayin Ghat is Manikarnika Ghat, which is one of the most holy Ghats.

Scindia Ghat

Scindia Ghat has a partially submerged Shiva temple. Agni, the god of fire, is said to have been born near this Ghat.

Dattatreya Ghat

Dattatreya Ghat is supposed to have the footprints of a Brahmin saint named Dattatreya and has a small Temple nearby.

Ram Ghat

Ram Ghat has a Ram and Laksman Temple. The king of Jaipur had built Ram Ghat.

Gai Ghat

Gai Ghat is known for a cow made of stone on it.

Trilochan Ghat

Trilochan Ghat has a Shiva temple of Tri (three) Lochan (eye) having three eyes. This temple also has Varanasi Devi, city-goddess of Varanasi. Trilochan Ghat has two turrets emerging from the river and the water between them is supposed to be really holy.

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat (also called Adi Keshava Ghat) is the northern most Ghat. It is the location of Adi Keshava Vishnu Temple where Varuna River flows into River Ganga. Lord Vishnu is said to have first put his feet here when he came to Varanasi. Adi Keshava Ghat is completely submerged during rains.

Narad Ghat

Narad Ghat is a bathing Ghat on which bathing with spouse is not advised because of the myth of contention.

Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat is a washerman’s area.