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Mira Ghat

Mira Ghat is an important ghat in Varanasi. It is named after a noble person named Mira Rustam Ali, who built the steps and platform in 1735. This platform facilitates the pilgrims in taking bath in the holy water of the Ganges.

Mira Ghat was the original site of Jarasandheshvara and Vrdhaditya temples. The pilgrims visiting this ghat offer flowers and raw rice into Ganges in memory of these temples. Adjoining to the ghat is the Vishalakshi Mandir, which is one of the 52 Shaktipithas in India. Another important pilgrim site is Dharma Kupa, which consists of a sacred well and 5 temples. Important among these is the Dharmesha Temple dedicated to Lord Yama. The New Vishvanatha Temple, built in 1956, is at the top of the ghat.

Updated on 6th July, 2005
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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