Historical Buildings Near Ganges River
Ganges River is a holy river for Hindus. There are many cultural events are performed in the river which is located in the city of Varanasi, India. There are several rituals performed on the banks of the river, there is also performed in several historic buildings that stand along the Ganges or called Ghat. Varanasi is also known as the City of Light because so many temple and ashram are generally older than 3,000 years.
The name means place of Brahma offered (medh) 10 (das) horses (Aswa). The main ghat is the most visited and colorful Hindu culture. Every day, here worship the Ganga Aarti ceremony every night at 7 pm.
Aarti Ceremony is a ceremony to worship the gods by using a variety of combustion devices, such as incense or fire pinned tray with a variety of forms. Before the procession worship performed, tools such as incense and pinned trays soaked in ghee butter that has been purified first.
Then, incense and trays is lit with fire in turns and moved together towards certain. Worship songs to the gods and the sound of bells endlessly hentinyan accompany the procession.
Worship is meant to pay tribute to the great humility and gratitude to the gods so that Hindus can unite the faithful in the form of divine gods. Worship symbolizes the five elements, namely space (akash), angina (vayu), chaya (tej), water (jal), and earth (pruthvi). Aarti Ceremony performed by five men who burn each tray and waved the tray to the north, south, west, and east simultaneously.
Located around the southern part of the Ganges. It is one of the famous ghat because here the point of convergence of Assi and the Ganges River. Most people to this place to worship Shiva Lingam under a pipal tree.
Is one of the oldest ghat in Varanasi and burning Manikarnika ghat second largest after the Burning Ghat. Implementation of cremation is usually done at this ghat.
Built very majestic and beautiful in 1830, but the construction of the current building collapsed into the Ganges.