Assi Ghat, Varanasi

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Head down the steps at Assi Ghat to appreciate the ceremonial architecture and atmosphere of the city's southernmost ghat (a series of stairs leading to a body of water). Located at the confluence of two major rivers, the riverbank area is reputedly the place where the goddess Durga threw her sword into the water after killing a demon. See the large Shiva lingam (an abstract representation of the deity) under the shade of a peepal tree, a major site of Hindu pilgrimage and a focal point of ceremonies and celebrations at the ghat. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Varanasi fast, fun, and easy.
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  • If you are first timer and wants to see both morning and evening aartis my suggestion is to stay near assi Ghat as you won't have to walk half a km if you choose to stay near dashaswamed Ghat. You...  more »
  • We had a nice walk through the streets down to here after we were dropped off by the Tuk Tuk Driver. This is the place that seems to be the starting place for the ghat visits. We passed through a...  more »

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