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16
2017
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17
2017
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Brijrama Palace Varanasi

Assi Ghat

According to the ancient history, it is said that the Goddess Durga (Consort of the Lord Shiva) had thrown her sword in the river (called Assi River) after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha. It is located at the union of the River Ganga and Assi River.

At this ghat, a huge Shiva Lingam is situated under the Peepal or Banyan Tree. Some of the known festivals such as Mahashivaratri, Ganga Dashahara, Ganga Mahotsav etc. attract tourists to this Ghat.

The ghat is also the venue of a unique cultural and spiritual event — Subah-e- Banaras — that draws large numbers of visitors every morning. This amalgamation of culture, music and yoga has now become an integral part of the itinerary of every tourist visiting Varanasi. It commences at 0500 hrs each morning, at BrijRama Palace arrangements for the same can be made for Guests wishing to attend