Patthar Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

Patthar Ghat

Location: Patthar Ghat is located on the bank of river Ganges in Bithoor, which is a small town located 23 km away from Kanpur.

Description: Kanpur is a popular place with a lot of religious attractions. Bithoor is a famous religious center for Hindu pilgrimage that is located close to the Kanpur city. A minister of Awadh state, named Tikait Rai, was the person who constructed Patthar Ghat which is made of red stone. Patthar Ghat is a place where the devotees take a bath. It is an example of great work of art and presents great ancient architectural design. A temple devoted to Lord Shiva is also present near this Ghat. Special feature of this Shiva temple is that the shivling that exists there is made of kasauti or philosopher’s stone. Temple is visited by quite a number of pilgrims and devotees all around the year. Taking a bath in this Ghat is considered to be of great religious importance.

Activities: A temple and a Ghat located on the banks of the holy river Ganges offers a picturesque view and this place being calm and tranquil refreshes the mind and soul of the visitors. Pilgrims can take a bath in this Ghat, besides worshipping in this temple.

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