Mana Mandira Ghat is an important ghat in Varanasi
in Uttar Pradesh
. This ghat contains steps and platform to facilitate the pilgrims in taking a bath in the holy waters of the Ganges
. This ghat is named after king named Raja Savai Mana Singh, the ruler of Amber
He had built a magnificent palace adjoining to the ghat in 1585. On the top of the palace is an observatory conforming to the Hindu astronomical system. This observatory was constructed by King Savi Jai Singh-II, who had greatly contributed to Indian astrology. Another famous observatory built by him is the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Located near the ghat are the Someshvara, Dalabheshvara, Rameshvara and Sthuladanta Vinayaka temples. These temples and the ghat together form an important pilgrim site. The Dalabheshvara temple experiences a heavy influx of devotees during the colorful festival of Holi.