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Important Ghats in Benaras or Kashi on the Banks of Ganga

Ghats, or stone steps, leading from the banks to Ganga River are an important feature of Benaras or Kashi. There are more than 100 ghats in the Holy City of Benaras. Here are the names of the most important ghats in Varanasi.

Asi Ghat – It is located in the southern end of Varanasi at the confluence of Asi and Ganga River. Two important Shivlings are located here.

Dasaswamedh or Dashashwamedh  – It is located near Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Brahma performed ten horse sacrifices here.

Manikarnika Ghat – cremations are conducted here.

Panchaganga Ghat – Four invisible rivers meet Ganga here.

Barna Ghat – It is located on the northeast end of Varanasi. It is on the confluence of Barna River and Ganga.

Trilochan Temple Ghat – The ghat is part of the Trilochan Temple.