Welcome to the holy land of Haridwar! Today, we’re going to take you on a journey to Kushavarta Ghat – the most happening spot in the city.
Built back in the 18th century by the badass Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar, Kushavarta Ghat is considered to be the most sacred and auspicious ghat in the city. It’s where all the final rites and rituals of the deceased are performed, including the Shraddha rites. After all that solemnity, devotees take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges, hoping to wash away their sins and come out looking like mermaids.
Located just 1.5 km away from the Haridwar Junction Railway Station and 500m from Har Ki Pauri, Kushavarta Ghat is the perfect destination for those seeking a spiritual retreat. According to the history books, this is the ghat where the legendary saint Dattatreya offered his penance by standing on one foot for a thousand years
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, this is the spot for you. This place is also most crowded. So, if you’re someone who enjoys squeezing through crowds of people, this is the place to be. And if you’re not into crowds, then maybe consider giving this spot a miss.
But if you’re a true devotee and want to honor your ancestors, then Kushavarta Ghat is the ideal spot for you. Perform Shraddha rites for the departed souls and mundan ceremonies for kids, and you’ll be considered the best grandchild in the family.
And if you’re still not convinced, then we’ve got some good news for you. There are plenty of other places in Uttarakhand where you can liberate your ancestors, like the Shitla Mata Mandir, where the main deity is Shitla Mata. Or, head on over to the Brahma Kapal Ghat in Badrinath Dham and leave your ancestor’s ashes in the Alakananda River.
So, how do you reach Kushavarta Ghat? Simple! Just hop on a local taxi and head over to the main River Ganga of Haridwar. You can book a taxi easily through Haridwar Rishikesh Tourism, and you’ll be at Kushavarta Ghat in no time. And if you’re flying in, the Jolly Grant Airport is just 35km away.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a fun, spiritual adventure, then head on over to Kushavarta Ghat.