Assi Ghat : Varanasi
Eighty Ghats are the southernmost Ghats in Varanasi. For most visitors to Varanasi, this is a place where long time foreign students, researchers and tourists live. Eighty Ghats are often a ghat which is often seen during fun and festivals. Usually around 300 people come in the morning every day, and on the festival day 2500 people come per hour. This ghat accommodates approximately 22,500 people at a time during festivals such as Shivratri. Eshi Ghat is situated on the confluence of the Ganga and the Asi rivers, the eighty Ghats is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, where pilgrims pay tribute to Lord Shiva as the giant Lingam. Located under a peepal tree. The Ashi Ghat also constitutes the southern end of the traditional city. Here another Lingam worship is done, Asimameshwar Ling, which is the owner of the confluence of Asi, situated in a small marble temple near the eighty Ghat. It was on eighty ghats where famous Indian poet Saint Tulsi Das wrote a famous Ramcharitmanas. There are many references to the eighty ghats in the early literature of the Hindus. We get mention of Eshi Ghat in Matsya Purana, Agni Purana, Kurm Puran, Padma Purana and Kashi section. According to legends, Goddess Durga had thrown his sword after killing a monster called Shambh-Nishumbha. At the place where the sword had fallen, a large stream became known, which is known by the name of the eighty river. Asi Ghat is situated on the confluence of river Ganges and Asi River. In the Kashi section, the eighty Ghat is called Eighty "Shradha Tirtha" and accordingly, the immersion of all pilgrimages (pilgrimage sites) is found here. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims take holy baths in Chaiti (March / April) and Magh (January / February) and other important occasions like solar / lunar eclipse, Ganga Dashera, Probodini Ekadashi, Makar Shankranti etc.