Assi Ghat Varanasi
Situated at the confluence of Ganga and Asi waterways, Assi Ghat is the most southeast Ghat in Varanasi, where pilgrims shower before spending their respect to Master Shiva by means of large lingam situated under a peepal shrub. Assi Ghat also comprises the southeast end of traditional town. Another lingam worshipped here is the Asisangameshwar lingam comprising god of confluence of the Asi, enshrined in a little stone forehead near the Assi Ghat. It was at the Assi Ghat where the popular Native indian poet st., Tulsi Das wrote the much-celebrated Ramcharitmanas.
There are several sources of Assi Ghat in beginning literary works of the Hindus. We look for the discuss of Assi Ghat in matsya purana, Agni purana, kurma purana, padma purana and kashi khanda. According stars, Goddess Durga had tossed her blade after killing the devil, Shumbha- Nishumbha. The position, where the blade had decreased led to a big flow, known as Assi Stream. Assi Ghat can be found at the confluence of Stream Ganga and Assi Stream. In Kashi Khand, Assi Ghat is known as Assi "Saimbeda Tirtha" and according to it one gets punya of all the Tirthas (religious places) by getting a dip here. A large number of Hindu pilgrims take sacred dip here in the several weeks of Chaitya (March/ April) and Magh (Jan/Feb) and other essential events like solar/ lunar surpass, Ganga Dussehra, Probodhoni Ekadashi, Makar Shankranti etc.