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Harischandra Ghat

Located in Varanasi, Harischandra Ghat is one of the two burning ghats, another being Manikarnika Ghat. It was made pucca in 1740 by Narayana Dikshit, a saint.

This ghat got its name from King Harischandra, who worked as a cemetery-keeper here. It is considered sacred to cremate the bodies here.

The images of Harischandresvara, Rohitesvara, Adi Manikarnikesvara and Vriddha Kedara are enshrined in the temples within the ghat.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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