Harishchandra Ghat
Harishchandra Ghat
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GVK
Bengaluru, India291 contributions
Nov 2022
Anytime of the day one could observe that about a dozen dead bodies are being burnt in this cremation ghat.
Written 17 January 2023
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CristinaMaymin
State of Sao Paulo240 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
No scammers around. It is a "peaceful" place for observers and family members of the deceased. Mostly males are there. Please, respect the context, do not take pictures or recording without permission.
Written 12 September 2022
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Raghav Chaudhary
India279 contributions
Jan 2022
The ghat is an excellent place to observe the sunrise and the sunset and experience the beauty of nature closely. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that if a person is cremated at the Harish Chandra Ghat, that person gets salvation or "moksha".
This is also the ghat where the evening Ganga Aarthi takes place attracting a huge crowd.
Written 24 May 2022
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sanju_222323
New Jersey14,143 contributions
Apr 2021
Of course not a great site to see burning bodies, but that's the truth. I guess every Hindu must have heard this story of this ghat named after Harishchandra ghat and is associated with “Truth” or Satya.

It’s believed that, once Rishi Viswamitra asked for Dakshina (Ritual fee) from Harishchandra, he generously gave his entire kingdom to him. Viswamitra accepted the kingdom but was not happy with the fee. To be true to his word, Harishchandra sold his wife and son into slavery and he traveled to Kashi. In Kashi, he devoted himself as a worker in a crematorium.

One day his wife arrived at Kashi with the dead body of their son. His wife could not afford the crematorium fee but Harishchandra turned them away. Gods were watching Harishchandra carefully and were pleased with the strengths of his character. Finally, God returned his kingdom and family to him. Harishchandra Ghat is the oldest ghat and one of the two cremations ghats of the city. The ghat is said to be even older than Manikarnika Ghat and called as “Adi Manikarnika” or “Original Manikarnika”.

The perfect way to see all the ghats in Varanasi is - boat Tour. Agents will come to you when you will be nearby ghats and negotiate with you, make sure that before riding. but again, to see 130 ghats and their beauty, you must have this in Varanasi,
Written 13 May 2021
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miq
Stupava, Slovakia110 contributions
Feb 2020
smaller than Manikarnika ghat, but equally interesting. 4-5 cremations happened at the same time, lot of people (just men) were mourning around the fire...
Written 17 March 2020
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Kumar Aditya
129 contributions
Dec 2019
The ghat is an excellent place to observe the sunrise and the sunset and experience the beauty of nature closely.
Written 31 January 2020
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SSRaju
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the numerous kings who ruled India and left an indelible impression on the Hindu way of life was Raja Harischandra. No other personality in the entire human history can match his adherence to truth and a promise that he made. Giving us his kingdom and becoming a slave to a sage who was testing his resolve, the trials and tribulations during his life are truly legendary. The ghat where he took up a job of being in charge of the crematorium reminds of his numerous sacrifices for the sake of truth.
Written 18 January 2020
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smandal2858
Nagpur, India626 contributions
Dec 2019
Harishchandra Ghat in Varanasi situated in south side of Dasashwmedh Ghat. During visit to BHU, I visited this place. Cleanliness is good.
Written 7 January 2020
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Mary H
15 contributions
Nov 2019
I had a foot injury and thought I wouldn't be able to negotiate but it was easy with railings. Being on the boat was also easy - good entry. A magical experience not to be misse3d.
Written 13 December 2019
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Primepork
Essex, UK489 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited the Harish Chandra Ghat in Varanasi as I have an interest in funerary rights having worked in the funeral trade in the UK. This Ghat is secondary to the Manikarnika Ghat. We viewed the cremations from the river via boat and also on land. We were humbled to view a family lighting the funeral pyre for their relative.
Written 30 November 2019
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