Hindus perform the last rites of their relatives here as it is believed that after the ashes of the dead are immersed in river Ganga, the sins of a lifetime will be washed away.
There are at least 84 Ghats.
Not only the ghats, Varanasi is also home to many temples.
These temples date back to the 18th century.
Some famous temples include: The Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva; the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple; and the Durga Temple known for the band of monkeys that reside in the large trees nearby.
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