- Weekly Off:
- Time to See:
- 30 minutes
- 60 minutes
- Enjoyed By:
- Culture buffs
- Mode of Payment :
- Cash ;
- Currency :
Located towards the southern part of town, this ghat stands at the point where River Asi and Ganga converge. The massive lingam under a peepal tree is the focal point here. After a ritual bath, devotees make a beeline to pray at this lingam. Another lingam close by is called Asisangameshvara or the 'Lord of the Confluence of the Asi'. It is in a small marble temple just off the ghat. The tradition here is to head next to Lolarka Kund, a tank 15 meters below the ground. The place comes alive during the Lolarka Mela in Aug/Sept, when thousands come to propitiate the gods and pray for the birth of a son. Lolarka Kund is considered to be among the oldest sites in Varanasi. The adjoining Tulsi Ghat was where poet Tulsidas lived and wrote the much-celebrated Ramcharitmanas in the sixteenth century. Much of the Tulsi Ghat is in ruins.
Rivers Asi and Ganga converge here
The site is very peaceful and free of irritants.
Dress is whatever you find comfortable.
Well connected by local transport and boats
Ghats are open-to-sky areas, so be prepared for some degree of exposure. Early morning and evening visits are therefore ideal.
Basic, plan accordingly
Things Not Allowed
No such restriction.
It is a good point to start the Ganga boat ride
Type of site
Ghat (river bank)