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Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest and most sacred ghats in Varanasi. It is the main cremation ghat in the area, with the bodies of devout Hindus being burned here before their ashes are carried away by the holy waters of the Ganges.

Hindu mythology links this ghat with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It’s said that those cremated here will attain moksha (salvation). Bodies are brought to Manikarnika Ghat via a stretcher made from bamboo and covered in red cloth, before being consigned to flames amid prayers that their souls rest in peace for eternity.

There is a sacred well at the ghat called the Manikarnika Kund, which is said to have been dug by Lord Vishnu at the time of creation. Lord Vishnu was said to have meditated for many years at the ghat, and it’s believed that his charana paduka (footprints) can be seen here in a circular marble slab. Manikarnika Ghat is also famous for the temple of the Lord Shiva and Mata Durga, which was built here in the mid-1800s.

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Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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One day Varanasi Tour - A Guided Experience

One day Varanasi Tour - A Guided Experience

Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi city, southeastern Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the left bank of the Ganga River and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Start your day at 5:30 am when the sun is in the most beautiful phase. Enjoy viewing Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarnika ghat and as you experience the sunrise. You will see various cremation rituals happening on the ghats. After cherishing the ghats enjoys the breakfast and leave for the Sarnath tour. Sarnath, situated 10 km from Varanasi, has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer Park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where the Buddhist religion and culture started. With this walking tour, visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, famous food streets of Varanasi, Flower market, Silk market. In the evening be a witness of grand Ganga aarti at the ghat. Duration: 12-13 hours Starting time: 05.30 am
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Evening Tour with Boat ride, Ganga aarti, Heritage walk and Classical Dance show

Evening Tour with Boat ride, Ganga aarti, Heritage walk and Classical Dance show

Explore the culturally rich Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities across the whole World in this evening tour where you will go boating by the Ganges, experience a heritage walk in the oldest alleys of this city, witness the enchanting Ganga aarti and be a part of the classical dance evening.
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