The Ghats of Varanasi

Raja Harishchandra Ghat

Raja Harishchandra Ghat

One of the most frequented ghats of Varanasi, Harishchandra Ghat is one of the two main cremation ghats, the other being Manikarnika Ghat. Hindus from far and wide bring dead bodies of their loved ones here for the last rites as it is believed that if a person is cremated at the Harishchandra Ghat, he attains moksha or salvation, thus being relieved of the tedious cycle of rebirth.

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The Ghats of Varanasi

The Ghats of Varanasi

Varanasi, earlier known as Benares, is one of the holiest cities of India and is identified by its numerous temples and ghats. Kashi, as it is traditionally called, is highly revered by Hindus and Jains. The famous ghats of Varanasi are set on the banks of the Ganges, a river held sacred by Hindus. The ghats offer themselves as preferred site for performing a variety of religious rituals.

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