The Epic Story of Assi Ghat, Varanasi

The Epic Story of Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Assi Ghat old picture

Assi ghat is one of the important ancient Ghats of Kashi, if you go along with the stream of Ganges, then it is the first Ghat of Varanasi and on the south border of Kashi is situated at the confluence of Ganga and Assi (presently extinct) rivers.

assi ghat

The temples located on this ghat are from the first half of the 19th century, the Lakshminarayan Temple is of Panchayat style, it is not only related to three different deities, but also shows civil architectural styles. Asisangameshwar temple is one of the Shiva temples described in Kashikhand, which is a special master of puja. The Jagannath temple is a symbol of the Jagannath temple of Puri, in the latter part of the 18th century, this temple was built by the mahant of Jagannathpuri (Orissa), in Brahmavaivartpuran, it is considered Kashi’s Haridwar region in terms of the status of Kashi’s seven bodies. Apart from this, Nrusimha, Mayureshwar and Baneshwar Temple are situated in this Ghat area. According to Kashikhand, all other pilgrimages in the world are not even equal to its 16th part, so bathing on this ghat gets the benefit of bathing in all the pilgrimages.

assi ghat sunset varanasi

The entire region of this Ghat in the east will be from Bhadaini ghat, it was Tulsidas ji who resided in a cave on this ghat and composed ‘Ramcharit Manas’ and in 1680 he left his life on this ghat. After the 19th century, the Ghat was divided into five Ghats, eighty, Gangamahal (1st), Rewa, Tulsi and Bhadaini Ghats. In 1902, Dulhin Radha Dulari Kunwar, the emperor of the Sursand State of Bihar State, purchased the land for the construction of the Ghat and the temple from Kashi Naresh Prabhunarayan Singh. In June 1927, the Ghat was not built due to the Queen’s accidental death, but his Laxminarayan Pancharatna temple built by the symbol of their religion and love for art. In the year 1988, with the assistance of the State Government, this Ghat was constructed firmly.

assi ghat varanasi

This Ghat is the center of Varanasi in the form of social, cultural and religious fun, the crowd has the highest number of daily baths. From 4 o’clock in the morning, people start jumping on this ghat and this activity continues this way throughout the day, after the sunset, the Ganga Aarti’s wonderful, with the echo of mantras and clandestine giants by trained saints (Pandas in hindi) the sight gets to see. Birth, Mudan  Samskar, Upanayan, Marriage, Ganga Pujayya etc. Manglik work, festivals are performed at this ghat as a witness.

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