Varanasi or "Kashi" is older than tradition. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates the soul from human body to the ultimate.
The River Ganges, "Ganga", is said to have its origins in the tresses of Lord Shiva, and in Varanasi, it expands to the mighty river that we know of. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity.
The Ghats of the Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock from all over the world to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve them from all sins committed in the life.
There are a number of temples on the banks of the Ganga river. It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and spiritually at Ganga Ghats. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. For thousands of years, people have been thronging these Ghats to offer their morning prayers to the rising sun.
There are 84 ghats Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Raj Ghat, Scindhiya Ghat, Kabir Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, Man Mandir ghat, among many others.