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Durga Ghat

Durga Ghat is a sacred place in Varanasi. Situated on the banks of the Ganges River, it derives its name from the nearby Brahmacharini Durga Temple. There is a small shrine dedicated to a deity named Kharva Narsimha.

The ghat was built by saintly person named Narayana Diksit in 1772. He had purchased the land from a local fisherman. Apart from the Durga Ghat, he also built the adjoining Brahma Ghat. The ghat was rebuilt in 1830 by Nana Phadanavis, the Diwan (prime minister) of Gwalior.

This place attracts lots of people on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November). On this auspicious day, numerous young men assemble here to showcase their fighting skills.

Varanasi Central Bus Station, Varanasi Junction Railway Station and Varanasi City Railway Station are the nearest access points. Varanasi Airport is the closest airport.

Updated on 10th June, 2005
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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