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Chet Singh Ghat

Varanasi is famous for its temples, ghats on the sacred Ganga River. Varanasi’s ghats are the reason of beauty of the city. Every ghat is related to few mystical incidents. Varanasi, the world’s oldest living city, is perfectly in tune with current advances and historic cultural legacy. There are 86 Ghats in Varanasi but the major ghats where travlers come often are Manikarnika ghat, Harischandra ghat, Assi Ghat, Chet Singh Ghat and Chet Singh Ghat is one of the oldest ghats of Banaras.


The temple's lore:

In between 1781 AD to 1781 AD, A war took place between British troops and Raja Chet Singh’s army and because of this fight the britishers defeated Raja Chet Singh and seized this area. Prabhu Narayan Singh was the one who returned the ghat. One can easily see the traces of the struggle of Raja Chet Singh. Khidki Ghat is another name for Chet Singh Ghat. There are four ghats “Chet Singh Ghat, Nirvani Ghat, Niranjani Ghat, and Shivala Ghat” that makes up the original Chet Singh Ghat. Ghat” that was the illegitimate son “Balwant Singh the first Maharaj of Varanasi”. Chet Singh was born in Gwalior but rose to the position of ruler of Kashi. After his father’s death, He became the heir to the Banaras throne. He ascended to the throne by paying the Nawab of Awadh, but British Governor Warren Hastings did not accept him as the legal heir. Chet Singh denied supplying his troops to the East India Company. Because of this decision, a bloodbath broke out at Chet Singh Ghat. Chet Singh lost the battle and spent the next 30 years in obscurity, but Hastings was court-martialed for attacking the King of Varanasi.


Visiting Chet Singh Ghat offers not only a journey through time but also a profound experience of India's spiritual and cultural tapestry. It invites travelers to experience the stories etched into its stones, connecting them to a world where history, spirituality, and architecture converge in a harmonious blend. As the sun sets over the Ganges, casting its golden hues upon the ghat's intricate details, one can't help but feel the weight of the past and the promise of the future, all in the heart of this remarkable place.

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