Varanasi is known for being the capital for the pilgrimage tours along with Tirupathi and few other cities. This city consists of various temples which represent the architecture of various dynasties from the 5th century to the 18th century AD. The original scriptures and the Hindu genealogy are also present in the city and are being preserved by the state government.
According to the legend, there are 51 places in India which are considered as the Shakthi Peeth, the body parts of Mata Sati. One of the Shakthi Peeth is located in the city which was an ornament (an Earring) of Mata Sati. Earring is also known as 'Manikarna' in Sanskrit, therefore, the ghat is known as Manikarnika Ghat. The name Manikarnika Ghat was also named after Maharani Lakshmi Bai (who was the queen of Jhansi) since she was born in this city and had a huge role in Indian history for her bravery and loyalty.