Shivala Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

Shivala Ghat

Location: Situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Shivala Ghat is located on the bank of river Ganga at a distance of about 5 Km from well renowned Banaras Hindu University and Varanasi railway station.

Description: One of the many Ghats of Varanasi, Shivala Ghat was constructed by King Balwant Singh, one among the many rulers of medieval period. The Ghat is named Shivala after the name of Lord Shiva. It incorporates a huge mansion, Suryauday Haveli which was built in the 19th century by Sanjay Vikram Shah, King of Nepal. Apart from this, Shivala Ghat constitutes a Shiva Temple, hugely visited by pilgrims during festivals like Mahashivaratri and Dussehra, for paying homage to Lord Shiva. Brahmendra Math, constructed by Kashiraj, is a spiritual centre that also finds its existence here, at Shivala Ghat. Saints and devotees are often seen participating in religious ceremonies and Hindu rituals, accompanied by holy dip at river Ganga. A visit to this place brings a person close to the rich culture of the past. Boasting the beauty of a royal mansion and offering spiritual ambiance, Shivala Ghat is an ideal place to visit.

Activities: Tourists can take a walk around the Ghat, witnessing the traditional ceremonies and rituals that are often performed at Shivala Ghat. Boating trip can be enjoyed to get a glance of other ghats located near to Shivala Ghat.

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