Vijayanagaram Ghat Varanasi Situated On The Banks Of The River Ganga
Vijayanagaram Ghat Varanasi Situated On The Banks Of The River Ganga: Banaras or Varanasi is a famous city of Uttar Pradesh, situated on the banks of river Ganga.
- Distance From Varanasi Railway Station Is Approx. 5Km Via Bhelupur – Durgakund Rd/Kamachha Rd
- Google Map: Vijaynagram Ghat
The city of Banaras is also called the city of Ghats. There are approximately 84 ghats in Varanasi. These ghats are built on the coast about 4 miles long.
There are many beautiful ghats built on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, all these ghats are related to some mythological or religious story.
Each ghat has its own separate history and importance. Ganga river is worshiped in Hindu religion.
History Of Vijayanagaram Ghat
Vijayanagaram Ghat is a ghat on the river Ganges located in Varanasi. Vijayanagaram Ghat is adjacent to Kedar Ghat. This ghat was built by Maharaja Vijayanagaram of Vijayanagara, a princely state of South India.
In 1890, the Maharaja gave funds for the construction of this ghat. That’s why this Ghat was named Vijayanagaram Ghat.
Later, the king donated this palace to Svami Karapatri-Ji, a great saint, who he adopted as his residence and spent most of his life here. Presently it is known as Svami Karapatri Ashram.
Near the street there are the temples of Nispneshwar and Lord Shiva on the western side. The Ghat was constructed and renovated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1958.
There are fixed steps on the Ghat from where you can come down to near river Ganga. And you can recite bath worship.
Whenever you come to Banaras (Varanasi), then you must definitely visit Ganga Ghat. An early morning boat ride on the Ganges across the Ghats is a popular tourist attraction.
How to reach Vijayanagaram Ghat?
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to Banaras is Varanasi Railway Station.
By Air:- Nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport.
By Road:- You can reach Banaras by road also.