21. KARNATAKA GHAT:
This ghat was build by the state
of Mysore (now know as Karnataka) in early twentieth century (c.1910). There lies a site
are shrine. There also is a shrine of Ruru (" the Dog") Bhairava, one of the 8th
Bhairavas protecting the city from 8th directions .
22. HARISH CHANDRA GHAT:
This ghat is name after a
mythological King Harish Chandra, who once worked the cremation ground here for the
preservance of truth and charity but at the end the Gods rewarded him and restored his
lost thorn and his dead son to him. This is one of the two cremation ghat, and some times
referred as Adi Manikarnika (" the original creation ground", cf.KKm 2.225-26),
still there exists Adi Manikarnika Tirtha. In 1986-87 an electric crematorium is opened
here, how ever side by side funeral of wood fire is continuing . This
also the seat of old Harampapa water tirtha. At the top in the temples there are
images of Harischandrsvara, Rohitesvara, Adi Manikarnikesvara & Vrddha Kedara. In c.
1740 Narayana Diksit, a religious guru of pesavas renovated this ghat and made this partly
23. LALI GHAT:
In c. 1778 this ghat was built
pucca by Raja of Banaras. At the upper side there are temple of Lambodara Cintamani and
Jyestha Vinaykas, Kiratesvara, Jayanta Siva Lingam and Maha Laksmi. The vicinity is
dominated by washermen.
24. VIJAYANAGARAM GHAT:
This was made pucca in c. 1890 by
the Vijayanagaram State of South India. At the top of it is Svami Karapatri Asrama. Close
by to this building are the shrines of Nilakantha (1) and
25.KEDAR GHAT :
This ghat is meticulously
eulogized in the KKh ( 77.8-10,47-54:also KKm). This is the site of Haramapapa
At the top exists the temple of Kedaresvara, the patron deity of the southern
The attached shrines and sacred sites are: Tarakesvara, Gauri Kunda and
Vitanka Nrsimha. In late Sixteenth century Kumarasvami, a devotee of Dattatreya made a
monastery attached to the Kedaresvara, temple. According to a Gahadavala inscription (
c.C.E.1100). Svapnesvara Ghat wad existing close by this ghat, but now it has no
26. CAOWKI GHAT :
This ghat is famous for the huge
pipala (Ficus religiosa) tree at the top of the Steps which shelters a great array of
stone figures of snakes, nagas. Havell (1905 : 118-119) described this Ghat: "under a
fine old pipala-tree, there is a small shrine and a great number of old carved stones,
some of Snakes, twined together like Mercutys caduceus, with some fine figure
sculptures let into the upright face of the platform which surrounds the tree are probably
reclis of the early Buddhist period". Closeby to this tree is the shrine of
Rukmangesvara, and at some distance lies Naga Kupa ("Snake Well"). On the
occasion of festival honouring snake, Naga Pancami, falling on the 5th light
helf of Sravana (July August), these shrines are especially worshipped. This ghat
was built in c. 1790.
27. KSEMESVARA / SOMESVARA GHAT :
Its old name was Nala Ghat, and
was built in early eighteenth century. The followers of Kumarasvami made a monastery in
1962 at the upper side of the steps. The shrines of Kesemesvara and Ksemaka Gana
are at the top portion of the steps. The neighborhood is dominated by Bengali residents.
28. MANASAROVARA GHAT :
At the top of this ghat there is
a secred pond, in replicated from representing the famous sacred lake of the same name
lying in Tibet. This ghat was built by Raja Mana Singh of Jaipur in c. 1585, and was
rebuilt in c. 1805. The shrines of Rama, Laksamana, and Dattatreya are in the vicinity.
29. NARADA GHAT :
The old name of this ghat is
Kuvai Ghat. This was constructed by Dattatreya Svami, a monastery chief, in c. 1788. The
four important images in the upper- side are Naradesvara, Atrisvara, Vasukisvara and
30. RAJA GHAT :
Formerly known as Amrita Rao
Ghat, this was firstly made by the first Maratha chief Gajirao Balaji in c.1720. This was
rebuilt with stone slabs by Amrita Rao Pesac\va during 1780 1807. At the top of
lofty stone steps he established four temples of Amritesvara, Vinayakesvara, Nayanesvara
and Gangesvara and four auxiliary shrines, and also renovated the Prabhasa Tritha in 1780.
31. KHORI GHAT:
Also known as Ganga Mahala Ghat,
this was made pucca in late nineteenth century by Kavindra Narayana Singh. At the top a
compound of five temples presents a magnificent view.
In c. 1805 this ghat was built in
honour of a famous wrestler who established a wresting site (Akhara) there: his name was
Babua Pande. The shrine of Somesvara exists closeby to it. In its vicinity lies the old
site of Prabhasa Tirtha, but presently it is spatially transposed at Raja Ghat.
33. SARVESVARA GHAT :
Of course, this site had
reference in a very early seventeenth century digest, however the overall ghat was erected
under the patronage of Mathura Pandey in late eighteenth century. The Ganga Kesava
Tirtha and Servesvara image are
near the Ghat.
34 DIGPATIA GHAT :
This was erected in c.1830 Raja
of Digpatia (Bengal). The beautiful building along the ghat now known as "Kashi
35. CAUSATTHI GHAT :
This ghat is described in the KKh
(61.176-177) with respect to yogini Tirtha and Agatsya Tirtha. The number 64 (Causatha) is
attributed to directional symbolism and also association between mother-goddesses and
their assistant- goddesses, of course there are other interpretations too. This ghat had
privilege to provide shelter to a great Sanskrit scholar, Madhusudana Sarsvati
(c.e.1540-1623). Above the ghat there is temple of causatthi Devi, but only 60 images of
yogonis are there, the rest four are at different places. In c. 1670 King of Udaipur
(Rajasthan) renovated this ghat, and jater it became pucca On 12th dark-half of
caitra (March-April) many pilgrims pay visit to the yogini temple and take ritual bath at
Another important occasion of
attraction is the evening on the day of Holi-a colourful festival showing start of
Caitra-1, when homage ritual is performed at the ghat.
36. RANA MAHALA GHAT :
In fact, this is a extended part
of the preceding ghat, and also made by king of Udaipur in c.1670. At the top there is
shrine of Vakratunda Vinayaka, one among the fifty-six.
37. DARABHANGA GHAT :
Together with magnifivent
building along the ghat and a grand Siva temple in Nilakantha area, the king of Darabhanga
(Bihar) made them in 1915. The building along the ghat shows a massive Greek pillars
style. The shrine of Kukutesvara lies at the top.
38. MUNSI GHAT :
The ghat was built by Sridhara
Narayana Munsi a finance minister in the State of Darabhanga, in 1912 as an extended pare
of Darabhanga Ghat. After his death in 1924 this portion ghat named in his honour.
39. AHILYABAI GHAT :
At the place of an old site of
Kevelyagiri Ghat, in c. 1778 queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore made this a pucca ghat. For
the first time name of a person was added after the ghat. She was also responsible for
re-building the Visvesvara temle, as exists at present, in 1777.
40. SITALA GHAT :
In c. 1740 pt. Narayana Diksit
the preceptor of Bajirao Pesava-1, made this ghat pucca. In fact, this is the southern
extension of Dasasvamedha Ghat, where exists Dasasvamedha Tirtha and images of
Dasasvamedhesvara and Dasaharesvara. After the famous sitala temple there, this ghat is
called after. On the 8th light- half of lunar months of Caitra, Vaisakha
Jyestha and Asadha (march July ) and Asvina (Sept Oct. ) people celebrate the
festival of Sitala Asthami ("8th day" ). The same fastivities also
occur at (adi) Sitla Ghat in the north. Another important occasion at this Ghat is the
special worship after the newly marriage, the couples and close family members come here
for the Ganga worship ritual followed by rituals in the Sitala temple.