Kedar Ghat


Location of Kedar Ghat

Kedar Ghat, situated in the southern part of the destination, was built by the Maharaja of Vijayanagar. The ghat is named after Lord Shiva, who is also known as 'Kedarnath'. Popular among Bengali and South Indians, the ghat has a beautiful temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. This temple is constructed in ancient Hindu architectural style.Located on the banks of river Ganges, Kedar Ghat is one of the famous pilgrimage places in the city of Varanasi visited by numerous saints and pilgrims.Near the Kedar Ghat, there is a Parvati Kund, which is a beautiful pond and is believed to have water with high medicinal properties.

According to mythology, the Kedar Ghat was the original site of Manikarnika Ghat and the Gauri Kunda on the ghat steps is referred to as "Adi Manikarnika." These riverfront steps are referred to as greatest of the bathing tirthas in Kashi. Kedareshvara is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. A pucca ghat was constructed at this spot by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1958. It finds mention in the Puranas and is believed to be among the oldest ghats in Varanasi.

Sights in Varanasi