Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, Located at the confluence of Ganga and Asi rivers. Pilgrims bathe in the waters at the ghat before paying homage to Lord Shiva in the form of huge lingam situated under a peepal tree.
According to the ancient history, it is said that the Goddess Durga (consort of the Lord Shiva) had thrown her sword in the Assi River after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha. That’s why the place has been named as Assi Ghat. It is believed that the famous Indian saint Tulsi Das wrote Ramcharitmanas at this ghat.
Opening hours of Assi Ghat:
All days of week – 08:00 A.M. to 19:00 P.M.