Panchganga Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

Panchganga Ghat

Location: Panchganga Ghat, also popular as the famous Alamgir mosque, is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is at a distance of 2 km from Varanasi bus stand and 1 Km from Varanasi Junction railway station.

Description: Magnificent and calm, Panchganga Ghat is situated at the junction of five rivers, Ganga, Yamuna, Dhupapapa, Kirna and Saraswati. It is considered as one of the five main places of worship along the bank of river Ganga. Walking around the Ghat, one can witness Alamgir Mosque, popularly known as Beni Madhav ka Darera. It serves as a beautiful observatory to witness the magnificent architecture of ancient times. History states that Vaidant Ramanad, Guru of Saint Kabir, used the Ghat as a teaching place. Also, the great poet Tulsidas composed the renowned Vinay Patrikahere while sitting at Panchganga Ghat. Surrounded by eight water front locations for performing Hindu rituals, a large number of pilgrims visit this ghat to participate and perform traditional ceremonies. Festivals like Mahashivaratri, Dussehra and Rath Yatra, enhance the charisma of Panchganga Ghat.

Activities: Because of its proximity to Alamgir mosque, tourists can visit this observatory to experience beautifully carved domes, pillars and walls. Moreover, the temple inside the mosque boasts artwork of ancient India. Enjoying a boating trip in Ganga River is another exciting thing that can be done to explore the captivating beauty of the city.

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