The Assi Ghat is a series of steps that leads down to point where the holy Ganges River converge with the Assi River. A typical feature in most Asian countries, where temples are strategically located near a body of water, this ghat can be found in the southernmost part of the old city of Varanasi. It is also one of the most traveled holy places connected to the worship of the Hindi god, Shiva.
The Assi Ghat can accommodate around 22,000 people all at once, as approximately 300 people visit these sacred steps every hour on an ordinary morning. More people can be seen during festivals and various entertainment events. Reports show that thousands of [Read more…]