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Varanasi or Kashi or Banaras, is the holiest Hindu city in the world along with the also most important pilgrimage place in India. Varanasi is one of the most ancient cities of the world. Varanasi is situated on the bank of the holy and blessed Ganges River and is well known for the unique ghats or bathing steps that have been constructed over the years. Most Ganges visits comprise Varanasi in their route. Varanasi or Kashi is older than customs and traditions. Varanasi Ganges offers the most mysterious, interesting and unusual sight of the city.
According to the Hindu Myths, the River Ganges is a holy river and one who takes a bathe in the holy river Ganges is wash out of all sins. In the Varanasi city the famous “Vishvanath” Temple, has a popular and major attraction of the Varanasi Ganges. River Ganges starts from Gangotri and end to Haridwar. On the way Ganges flows into the plains of Varanasi and makes it the holiest place for the Hindus. Ganga Ghats of Varanasi complement the theory of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are possibly the holiest place of Varanasi. There are many temples on the bank of the Varanasi Ganges. It is supposed that people are cleansed physically, spiritually and internally at Ganga Ghats. The Ghats of Varanasi offers one with a chance to experience life and death on the one place and at the same time. As on the one side, the varanasi Ganges ghats look exciting and full of life, but on other side, it offers a shocking picture of death and demolition.
The famous ghats of Varanasi Ganges are
Dashashwamedh Ghat – This is most popular and also main ghat of Varanasi.
Manikarnika Ghat – This Ghat is linked with many mythological stories. The ghat is popular and known for cremation of the deceased.
Harishchandra Ghat – This ghat is also known for cremation spots. This ghat is linked with the myth of raja Harishchandra, who was bought by the God of Death, Yam.