Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi

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  • They burn bodies here--you KNEW they did that in Varanasi, which was part of the reason you came here....Let's not kid ourselves. And this is one of two places they do that....FASCINATING! And humblin...  more »
  • Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi. It is also one of the two cremation Ghats. By passing it you can see the hindu funeral seremony. In Hindu mythology it is believed that if a...  more »
  • one of the most famous ghats among 64 ghats of varanasi , crowded and it has beautiful view, evening rituals are also performed here  more »
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  • This Temple is dedicated to king Harishchandra for his little son pyre which occurred by snake bites... All over the years fire never stop here... Big piles of log can be seen all over the year which is used for burning the dead bodies..this ghat has electronic furnace system too for burning the dead bodies..
  • Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi. Harish Chandra Ghat is name after a mythological King Harish Chandra, who once worked at the cremation ground here for the perseverance of truth and charity. It is believed that the Gods rewarded him for his resolve, charity and truthfulness and restored his lost throne and his dead son to him. Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the two cremation Ghats (the other being Manikarnika Ghat) and is some times referred as Adi Manikarnika (the original creation ground). Hindus from distant places bring the dead bodies of their near and dear ones to the Harish Chandra Ghat for cremation. In Hindu mythology it is believed that if a person is cremated at the Harish Chandra Ghat, that person gets salvation or "moksha". The Harish Chandra Ghat was somewhat modernized in late 1980's, when an electric crematorium was opened here.
  • Forget the muck and slime and the cows do not bother anyway. Soak in the spirit of life where even death is celebrated. Varanasi is an experience Join in!
  • This is like other Ghats.It was Constructed in ruling of Maharaj Harischandra.When ever maharaja visits Kashi he used to stay here with all his followers and family.good view to see.Photography of this place looks cool.
  • Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi. Harish Chandra Ghat is name after a mythological King Harish Chandra, who once worked at the cremation ground here for the perseverance of truth and charity. It is believed that the Gods rewarded him for his resolve, charity and truthfulness and restored his lost throne and his dead son to him. Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the two cremation Ghats (the other being Manikarnika Ghat) and is some times referred as Adi Manikarnika (the original creation ground). Hindus from distant places bring the dead bodies of their near and dear ones to the Harish Chandra Ghat for cremation. In Hindu mythology it is believed that if a person is cremated at the Harish Chandra Ghat, that person gets salvation or "moksha". The Harish Chandra Ghat was somewhat modernized in late 1980's, when an electric crematorium was opened here.

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The old city of Varanasi has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of accommodations has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand from across India and further afield. Perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding the ghats on the west bank of the river. You can find an eclectic mix of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. North of the station sit the most luxurious of the city's accommodations, with views of the tributary that runs through the north, and a range of additional facilities.
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