Subah-E-Benaras Experience at Assi Ghat-a Place of Serenity
According to mythology, when Goddess Durga annihilated the demon Shumbha- Nishumbha, her sword struck the ground, resulting in the creation of a stream, now known as the river Assi. The ghat is the confluence of the River Ganga and Assi, and is thus named the Assi Ghat. Devout Hindus also believe that it was at Assi Ghat that Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, left for his heavenly abode..
The Assi ghat has now become the venue of a unique pre-dawn programme known as Subah-e-Benaras which includes cultural and spiritual activities such as Ganga Aarti, Yoga, and Vedic chanting.
At the Brijrama Palace, arrangements can be made for guests wishing to attend this programme at pre-dawn, followed by a serene breakfast on the Ganges on board the traditional wooden Benarasi Boats. Guests may also visit the Ghat at other times of the day.
Tourists may also enjoy local delicacies at one of the many eateries in the area. The ghat attracts throngs of worshippers during festivals such as Maha Shivaratri.