A report on VaranasiGanges and Ghats in Varanasi

Kabir, a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint
Banarasi sari
Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Tourists shopping for jewellery in Varanasi
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Ganges view from Bhadaini water works, Varanasi
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
Ganges Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi
Ramnagar Fort was built in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
Early morning meditation on a Ghat on the Ganges, Varanasi
Alamgiri Mosque
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
Varanasi Ghat at sunrise.
Memorial of Sant Ravidas at Sant Ravidas Ghat
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
Bachraj Ghat
Sarnath, the suburb of Varanasi
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Cremations in progress at Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi.
Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Wall paintings, Varanasi, 1973
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Sant Goswami Tulsidas Awadhi Hindi poet and propagator of Bhakthi music in Varanasi
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Krishna standing on serpent Kaliya during Nag Nathaiya festival in Varanasi
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
The Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Indian Institute of Technology in Varanasi
Preparations for cremations on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi], 1903. The dead are being bathed, wrapped in cloth, and covered with wood. The photograph has a caption, "Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains heaven."]
The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is the main airport that serves Varanasi.
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Varanasi Junction, is the main railway station which serves Varanasi.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Banaras railway station at night
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Ring Road Phase I
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Road in Varanasi Cantonment
The Ganges Canal highlighted in red stretching between its headworks off the Ganges River in Haridwar and its confluences with the Jumna (Yamuna) River in Etawah and with the Ganges in Cawnpore (now Kanpur).
BLW manufactured locomotives hauling load across the nation.
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
A lithograph by James Prinsep (1832) of a Brahmin placing a garland on the holiest location in the city.
Ganges from Space
A painting by Edwin Lord Weeks (1883) of Varanasi, viewed from the Ganges.
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
An illustration (1890) of Bathing Ghat in Varanasi.
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
Maharaja of Benares, 1870s.
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
Map of the city, c. 1914.
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
An 1895 photograph of the Varanasi riverfront.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
The lanes of Varanasi are bathed in a plethora of colours.
Dashashwamedh Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat
The Jain Ghat/Bachraj Ghat
Kedar Ghat during Kartika Purnima
The Ganges at Sultanganj.
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the most important temple in Varanasi.
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The 18th century Durga Kund Temple
Parshvanath Jain temple

Varanasi is a city on the Ganges river in northern India that has a central place in pilgrimage, death, and mourning in the Hindu world, even as the traditions are transformed in the face of modernization, generational changes and emigration.

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Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges.

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It has been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals such as Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Munger, Kashi, Patna, Hajipur, Delhi, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Kampilya, and Kolkata located on its banks or the banks of tributaries and connected waterways.

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The city is known worldwide for its many ghats, steps leading down the steep river bank to the water, where pilgrims perform rituals.

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According to official standards, water safe for bathing should not contain more than 500 fecal coliforms per 100 ml, yet upstream of Varanasi's ghats the river water already contains 120 times as much, 60,000 fecal coliform bacteria per 100 ml.

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Kabir, a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint

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