Ghats of Varanasi
There are nearly 100 ghats in the Varanasi city. The famous and oldest ghats of all these are the Dashashwamegha, the Manikarnika and the Harishchandra Ghat. Some of the ghats are made there by Hindu rulers such as Ahilya Bai Holkar of Malwa region, Peshwa’s of Gwalior, Man Singh of Amber, Jai Singh of Jaipur etc. Some of the famous personlities of Benaras have named the ghats on their own name. Munshi Ghat is after Hindi poet the Munshi Premchand, Tulsi ghat is after Hindu poet the Tulsidas who has written Ramcharitmanas. Many ghats are associated with the legends in Varanasi like the former Kashi Naresh owns Shivala or Kali ghat.
Most of the ghats were made at the time of Maratha. Marathas, Holkars, Bhonsles, Shindes (Scindias), and Peshwes (Peshwas) has been as patrons of present-day Varanasi. Morning boat ride in the Varanasi is famous worldwide as a visitors attraction. If you are the next tourist in India, have a great memory by riding in a boat on the Ganges across the ghats.
List of all the ghats is:
Varanasi ghat photo
What a great scene captured early in the morning in the Varanasi where nature meets with nature. Between both natures, means the Gange water and sky, the Varanasi city looks as a thin border. Sun is rising out in the sky, rays of which are scattered in the Gange water makes this scene awesome.
Pilgrims are bathing early in the morning in the Holy water of the Gange at one of the ghat in the Varanasi. They are offering Pooja and jal to the Gange Maa and Surya Dewata. Both husband and wife are offering puja together to have the great blessings.
Devotees are taking bath in the early morning to be free from all the sins and prepare themselves for the Pooja. Sailor is pulling his boat to bring it at the bank in order to take pilgrims from one bank to the other.
Pilgrims in the orange dress are taking their breakfast after the bath at the Gange ghat in order to use their full day for seeing the attractive scenes. Some of them are taking bath and some of them are wearing cloth.
How gorgeous scene of the early morning at the Gange ghat. Shoppers at the ghat are arranging their shops and Pandas are taking bath. Some of the devotees from the local area have also started to come to the ghat.
One of the sellers at the ghat has decorated and arranged his shop how beautifully. He is selling prasad, clay pot, raksha, kapoor, sindoor, machis, Ganga Jal, dhoopbatti, flower garland and many more things.
Devotees are taking bath in Holy River Gange at the ghat. They are offering Gange Jal and dhoopbatti to the Sun and Mata Gange. Boats are arranging in the order to take pilgrims from one side to another.
Early morning scene of the ghat where natural light and electric light are giving their own effect which makes the scene gorgeous. Boats are at the bank, ready for having the tourists to make their trip easy and enjoyable.
Gorgeous look of the water, sky, and Varanasi city between them. It makes us feel that how lucky the people who are living in the Varanasi.