Gau Ghat is a peaceful and sacred site located in the southern part of Subhash Ghat, and is relatively less crowded. Did you know that the ashes of the great Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru were cremated at this ghat? That’s right, this place is not only steeped in religious significance, but also in historical importance.
The name “Gau Ghat” comes from the belief among Hindus that killing a cow is a sin equal to killing a Brahman. Devotees visit this ghat to cleanse themselves of the sin of killing a cow. People also visit here to offer solace to their departed family members.
Located just 2 km from Haridwar Railway Station and close to Har ki Pauri, Gau Ghat is easily accessible. And if you’re looking for a less crowded temple to visit, this is the place for you. This ghat is also known for celebrating various festivals, so if you happen to be in the area during a festival, make sure to check it out.