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According to the ancient history, it is said that the Goddess Durga (consort of the Lord Shiva) had thrown her sword in the river (called Assi River) after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha. That’s why the place has been named as Assi Ghat as it is located at the union of the River Ganga and Assi River.

Assi Ghat is the everyone’s preferred ghat located in the south of the Varanasi. It is the place where one can spend hours in a very peaceful serenity. There's also music and yoga at sunrise. It’s a popular starting point for boat trips.

The day at the Assi ghat begins at 4.30 a.m. with an aarti to the Sun, followed by ‘yagna,’ recitation of the Vedas and morning ‘ragas’, and ends with a yoga session at 7.30 a.m. “This event has given a platform to upcoming artists from across India who perform every morning .

Foreigners who are studying music in Varanasi also perform at Subah-e-Banaras. Apart from the world-famous Ganga aarti on these ghats, the morning programmes have also become an important event of this cultural city.

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