Kaushal Kishore

Walking downstream from the Har-ki-Pauri on the right bank of the Ganges, the first place one can find the holy cow is at Kusha Ghat. It is also known as Kushavarta Ghat, and this place is hardly 500 metres apart from the Brahmakund. Here, the two holy mothers—Ganga and Gau (cow)—are worshipped together as a daily ritual. In addition to that certain specific rites for the departed souls are performed here, and the priest community of Hardwar continuously maintains this tradition for ages.

In terms of traditional value, Kushavarta Ghat is a highly religious place in Hardwar for the Shraddha rites offered to the dead ancestors. The Hindus from all over the world reaches here every day. That’s why this place is equally crowded round the year. The enlightened master, Guru Dattatreya visited this ghat for meditation and contemplation by the holy river. As thus, this is a very special…

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