Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Harishchandra Ghat

This is known to be the cremation Ghat of Varanasi and has been named after King Harishchandra, who is known to be the symbol of charity and truth. This is one of the oldest ghats of Varanasi where sandhya aarti takes place with complete fervor and joy. According to a popular belief, he prayed at this cremation center, and God rewarded him for his truthfulness and determination by giving him back his lost throne and dead son.

Followers of Hinduism bring the body of their loved ones from distant places to this ghat as it is believed that if you perform their last rights here, they will get salvation. This ghat is also known as Adi Manikarnika and is a legendary site for the Hindus. An electric crematorium was opened at this ghat in the 1980s in order to modernize the ghat. 

Distance from Varanasi: 5.9 km

Best Time to Visit: Morning, evening
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