- April 21, 2017
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- Posted by: Raj
Assi Ghat- New Eye of Banaras, Varanasi or Kashi
Assi Ghat is the famous ghat in Varanasi. Foreign students, researchers, and tourists have come for long-term. Assi Ghat is one of the ghats often visited for recreation and during festivals or celebrations. On typical days around 300 peoples visit every hour in the mornings, and on festival or celebration days 2500 people arrive per hour. Most of the people visiting the Ghat on usual days and also some students come from the nearby Banaras Hindu University. The ghat accommodates about 22,500 people at once during festivals like Shivratri.
Hindus trust that it was at Assi Ghat that Tulsidas left for his magnificent dwelling place.
Kashinath Singh’s Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi is set in the mohalla close to the Ghat. The novel is being adjusted as Mohalla Assi, a 2015 Bollywood film featuring Sunny Deol and coordinated by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, which is set in the mohalla (region) around Assi Ghat.
Raanjhanaa, a 2013 film which is also a Varanasi-based story, also has scenes of the “Assi Ghat“.