Manikarnika Ghat

Hindu

 

Overview

Manikarnika Ghat is the main cremation Ghat of Varanasi. Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest and most sacred Ghats in Benaras. According to the Hindu religion and mythology. It is one of the most famous, sacred and oldest ghat in the Varanasi, Manikarnika is the main burning ghat and one of most auspicious places that a Hindu can be cremated. Bodies are bring to the ghat at the bamboo stretcher covered in the red cloth which handled by the doms.
 
It is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. It is revered in Hindu religion. When Mata Sati sacrificed her life & set her body ablaze after Raja Daksh Prajapati  tried to humiliate Lord shiva in a Yagya practiced by Daksh. Lord Shiva took her burning body to the Himalaya. While going to the Himalaya Mata Sati's parts of body started falling on earth. Lord Shiva established Shakti Peeth wherever Sati's body had fallen. At Manikarnika ghat, Mata Sati's Ear's ornament had fallen.
 
Manikarnika Ghat is also famous for the temple of the Lord Shiva and Mata Durga which was built around 1850 by the Maharaja of the Awadh. This temple has become the holy shrine of this Ghat. A holy pond named, Cakra-Pushkarini Kund (Manikarnika Kund) is also at this ghat which is believed that dug by the Lord Vishnu. According to the history, this kund existed earlier than the origin of the Ganges. It is also considered that the Charanapaduka of the Lord Vishnu is here in a circular marble slab, as Lord Vishnu has mediated for many years at this ghat.
 
According to the another ancient mythology is the owner of the Manikarnika Ghat was bought the King Harishchandra as a slave and said him to work on the Manikarnika at the Harishchandra Ghat. Dead bodies of the people in Hindu religion are cremated usually at this ghat.
 
At the Manikarnika Ghat, death is celebrated. Remorseful chants are sung every hour of the day and smoke engulfs the area day and night as dead bodies are cremated for eternal peace. The ghat is also known as the gateway to heaven by many worshipers.
 
Best Season: October and March
 
Manikarnika Ghat Timing: All Time

How to Reach,
Varanasi is very well connected by a network of roads and road transport to all major towns of Uttar Pradesh and surrounding areas.
 
Nearest Railway Station:  Varanasi Junction
 
Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

Manikarnika Ghat

Location

Country
India
State
Uttar Pradesh
City
Varanasi
Location
Varanasi
Address
Manikarnika Ghat, Near Jalasen Ghat, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
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Varanasi Jn (BSB)
Nearest Airport
Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
IN
latitude : 25.452400210 longitude :82.859298710
Corporation : Varanasi
GPS Code : VIBN
Visiting Hours
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