Kushavarta Ghat, Haridwar, Uttrakhand
Kushavarta Ghat in Haridwar, Uttarakhand is one of the most sacred ghats.
(Last Updated on : 07/06/2019)
Kushavarta Ghat is located in Haridwa
on the banks of River Ganges
. This ghat is considered to be one of the most sacred places
of Haridwar. Kushavarta Ghat was constructed by the Maratha
Queen Ahilyabai Holkar during 18th century. Devotees from different parts of India visit the ghat to take a holy dip in it. This ghat is used to perform all kinds of rituals including Shradh (funeral).
Mythological Significance of Kushavarta Ghat
According to the Hindu mythology
, the great ancient sage
Dattatreya visited and meditated at this ghat. It is believed that he performed penance by standing on one leg for thousand years to please the almighty.
Visiting Information to Kushavarta Ghat
Kushavarta Ghat is located near Vishnu
Ghat and Har Ki Pauri
. Nearest railway station is Haridwar Railway Station
, which is 1 km from the ghat. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport
in Dehradun located at a distance of 37 km from Haridwar. National Highway
19 connects Haridwar to other major cities of India
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