The next day was the festival of Dev Deepawali. There was rush all around the ghats. Check out this video:
Then, we saw Karnataka State Ghat. This ghat was built by the state of Mysore (now Karnataka) in early twentieth century (AD 1910). There lies a shrine of Ruru (” the Dog”) Bhairava, one of the 8th Bhairavas protecting the city from 8th directions.
and Digpatia Ghat. This was erected in AD 1830 Raja of Digpatia (Bengal). The beautiful building along the ghat is now known as “Kashi Ashram”.
Next was Chet Singh Ghat. It is a historical fortified ghat. The place has witnessed a fierce battle between the troops of Warren Hastings and Chet Singh in 1781. AD. The fort and ghat has been taken from British by Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singh in the later half of 19th cent. Originally this Ghat was known as Khirki Ghat. Now it has four parts known as Cheta Singh, Niranjani, Nirrvani and Shivala.
Then we saw Nishadraj Ghat. Earlier it was a part of Prabhu Ghat till first half 20th cent. Now a large number of boatmen with their small boat & nets can be seen hear. Ghat has one Nishad raj Temple which in fact was constructed by boatmen families only a few years back.