Ghats in Varanasi
Varanasi which is home to around 87 different bathing Ghats, praying Ghats and cremation sites not only connect millions of devotees and travellers with legend or mythologies, pujas, and aartis but some privately owned ones offer morning boat rides which is really a best Varanasi experience.
The city of Varanasi or Kashi is prevailing since ancient times and is believed to be older than traditions. It is unique with the perfect combination of supernatural, physical and metaphysical elements. Hindu mythology says Varanasi is famous for liberating the soul from the body. Varanasi is the ultimate source of divinity. The Ghats of River Ganga remains thronged by the pilgrims as these are the holiest spots of Varanasi.
People visit these famous Ghats to take a dip in the holy waters of Ganges that washes away every sin. Many enchanting temples stand on the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi. Therefore, it is said that the Ghats of Varanasi plays a crucial role in cleansing the body, mind and soul of the devotees visiting the ghats or taking holy dips. At the Ganga Ghats, one can experience both life and death together.
In the morning, swarms of devotees can be seen on the Ghats offering prayers to the rising sun. Varanasi has over 100 ghats along side river Ganges. Out of which the major Ghats include Dashashwamedh Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kabir Ghat, Tulsi Ghat and Assi Ghat.
Offering the most astounding views of the River and the region, the boating ride through different Ghats and old palaces located close to the banks of Ganges will surprised you with city vivid colour, noise and cheeriness even during 5 in the morning.
So, without ado, to experience the true divinity of the wonderful Ghat, must explore the below mentioned most famous and visited Ghats of Varanasi.