Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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Assi Ghat

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Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, situated at the assemblage of Ganges and Assi rivers. The ghat is a sacred place as pilgrims offer prayers to a huge shivalingam placed under a peepal tree after bathing in the river.

Constituting the southern end of conventional city, Assi Ghat has numerous references in the early literature of the Hindus. Assi Ghat is mentioned in Agni purana, Matsya Purana, Padma Purana, Kurma Purana and Kashi Khanda. Legend also states that the famous Indian poet saint, Tulsi Das had written the popular epic the Ramcharitmanas on the banks of Assi Ghat.

Another famous linga worshipped at this ghat is Asisangameshwar linga, which represents the ‘lord of confluence of the Asi’. The idol of the lord is enshrined in a small marble temple situated near the Assi Ghat.

It is believed that Goddess Durga, after killing the asuras, Shumbha-Nishumbha, had thrown her sword at a place, which resulted in the origin of a huge stream, known as Assi River.

Assi Ghat is called as Assi Saimbeda Tirtha in Kashi Khand and is one of the five special ghats visited by pilgrims during the ritual route called Panchtirthi Yatra. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit this place during the months of Chaitya (March and April) and Magh (January and February). During solar or lunar eclipse, Probodhoni Ekadashi, Ganga Dussehra and Makar Shankranti, the place is visited by a large number of devotees and travellers.
 


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  • Good 7
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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53 Video Reviews for Assi Ghat

Singh Hira

  • Tourist
  • Singh Hira
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 71 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  54 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 394

Srimukha Paturi

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  • Srimukha Paturi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  •  219 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 692

Nikhil Raj

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  • Nikhil Raj
  • Lives in Guntur
  •  187 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Overall Rating
4/7
  • 531

Aman Gulia

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  • Aman Gulia
  • Lives in Varanasi
  •  450 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Overall Rating
4/7
  • 443

Srimukha Paturi

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  • Srimukha Paturi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  •  219 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 586

Phani Deep

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  • Phani Deep
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  •  171 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 391

34 traveller reviews for Assi Ghat

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Abhishek Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 12 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  243 readers

"Very heart touching place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2017
Assi Ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists live. Assi Ghat is one of the ghats often visited for recreation and during festivals. On typical days about 300 people visit every hour in the mornings, and on festival days 2500 people arrive per hour. The ghat accommodates about 22, 500 people at once during festivals like Shivratri.
This place is very heart touching.
Peaceful environment here give a lot of relaxation.
Must Visit.
This place looks beautiful during sunrise and sunset.
Thank you.
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Abhishek Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 12 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  243 readers

"Assi Ghat Varanasi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2017
Assi Ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists live. Assi Ghat is one of the ghats often visited for recreation and during festivals. On typical days about 300 people visit every hour in the mornings, and on festival days 2500 people arrive per hour. The ghat accommodates about 22, 500 people at once during festivals like Shivratri.
This place is very heart touching.
Peaceful environment here give a lot of relaxation.
Must Visit.
This place looks beautiful during sunrise and sunset.
Thank you.
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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

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  • Bipin vaidya Vaidya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 148 photos
  • 28 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  4917 readers

"Assi Ghat, Varanasi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2016
It is located centrally. PM Me. Modi performed Ganga aarti when he was elected as PM. It is neat and clean. There are 100 ghats in Varanasi. This is one of them. Daily Ganga aarti is performed. At 4:30 in morning. It is tourist attRaction. Evening aarti is performed at Dashashwamedh ghat. Both are tourist attractions. Boatservice is available. Per boat for single person they are charging 100 rupees.
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Abhishek Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 11 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2269 readers

"Must visit if you are in Assi Ghat"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 20, 2016
Very nice place for peace, spiritual activity is good, overall it's a best place if you are in Varanasi as sightseeing, you will get to see the pure ganga maa river. You don't have to carry any food, as it is available in cheap price over there. Must visit if you are in Assi Ghat.
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Anuradha Agrawal

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  • Anuradha Agrawal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 28 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5267 readers

"Last Ghat with motor approach"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 27, 2016
Assi Ghat is the last Ghat and is relatively clean, with a parking bang on the Ghat. They perform Ganga Aarti as well in case you prefer a quieter evening and interesting eating places like Pizzeria and other cafes. It is also highly populated by University students. Mornings open to Subah-e-Banaras, 6-7 am which is worth attending.
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 293 Reviews
  •  303 helpful votes
  •  118608 readers

"A popular ghat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2016
This ghat is popular because ganges meet here with assi river, people after taking bath offer water to shivling near peepal tree, it is also believed that mata durga kills asuras, name shumbh and nishumbh, after killing them maa durga through the talwar on earth, then at the same place water came. So it is called assi river.
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Zed Holz

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  • Zed Holz
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1202 readers

"Most mesmerising place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2016
As one arrives at Assi Ghat, one tends to leave behind the chaos of Varanasi. The majestic Ganges river is best seen and admired from here. One can spend several hours sitting here. It's now unbelievably clean.

An evening boat trip is highly recommended and will take you on this river and also enable you to see the evening prayer/Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat from the boat itself. Do not miss this experience!

An early morning Aarti is held everyday at Assi Ghat at 5. 30 am and is wonderful - to attend this. The Aarti is often followed by a musical program.
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Srijan Vyas

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  • Srijan Vyas
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 24 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5893 readers

"A true beauty to look out for"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2016
There is saying "Subah se banaras, sham - e lucknow. " But I say you must visit it both at Sunrise and at Sunset. The view is mesmerising. At 7 pm there is Ganga aarti at each of the ghats do watch that too. Take a walk to Assi Ghat to Manikarnika with your special ones, you will get to see all the colours of Banaras.
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Rahul Singh

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  • Rahul Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 18 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3425 readers

"Varanasi trip is incomplete without Assi Ghat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
If you go to Varanasi please visit once the Assi Ghat. Glorious place to relax. WiFi facilities are also available free for 1Hr. Malio Dish is famous in ghat.
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Anil Dhir

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  • Anil Dhir
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 6 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  956 readers

"An Oasis of Peace"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2016
I visited the place on a Sunday afternoon. It was not crowded, there were a few people around, lazily sitting on the steps of the ghat. Visited the book shops, had tea and went out for a boat ride. The Ghat is much cleaner now. One can sit for hours and soak in the spirituality of the place.
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