Scindia Ghat or Shinde Ghat is famous for a partly submerged Shiva temple. It is also famous for numerous other tourist activities. The ghat is more than 150 years old. This ghat is also the birth place of Lord of Fire, Agni.
Where Scindia Ghat is Located ?
Scindia Ghat has Manikarnika Ghat on the north side. The ghat is located in Ghasi Tola of Varanasi. It is located just 1.2 km from Dashashwamedh Ghat if travelled through Tripura Bhairwi road. The ghat is located 7 km away from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). It would take 30 minutes to reach the ghat from the university.
Why this Ghat is famous ?
There is an old Shiva temple, which is partly submerged into the river. The temple got submerged into the water due to the weight of the ghat. It is said that the temple is sinking continuously and it will soon be totally submerged inside the water. Boating along the side the temple is an important activity here. Early morning, one can find numerous people meditation and taking a holy dip in the temple
Many temples are found near the ghat in an alley, which is called as Siddha Kshetra. There are six turrets and each turrent has stone stairs. It is said that people who pray in this ghat will be blessed with a son.
Baija Bai who built the colonnade of Gyan Bapi built the Scindia Ghat. The ghat was built by Scindia woman and thus the name. It was built in 1850.
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