or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique
combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements.
According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human
body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement
the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of
Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to
the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve
one from all sins.
There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga river in Varanasi.
It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and
spiritually at Ganga Ghats. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life
and death together. For thousands of years people have been thronging
these Ghats to offer their morning prayers to the rising sun. There are
more than 100 ghats along side Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent
and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika
Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat and Assi Ghat.