Ram Gaya Ghat
Located about 2 km from Vindhyachal temple, near Tara Devi temple, 2.5 km from Vindhyachal Railway Station in Mirzapur District of U.P.,
Throughout the year, specially for the cremation of dead ones
During Pitra-paksha for Shradh (Oct.)How to reach
Pre-hired taxi /auto/cycle rickshaw from any part of the city
This is the funeral Ghat. As per the description in Puranas, Lord Rama along with his younger brother Laxman & Sita is supposed to have performed prayer (Shradh-one of the ritual performed as a prayer for eternal peace to the soul of the departed ones) here for the eternal peace of his departed father, after taking the dip in the holy Ganges as direct by Sage Vashishta. Now this place is known as Ram Gaya Ghat. After pind dan (Shradh- a kind of prayer) Lord Ram established a Shivlinga (now known as Rameshwar Mahadev) and a kund (pond) which is known as Ram Kund. Even today people from distant places come here for the last rites of their dead ones. It is generally believed that by performing pind dan (Shradh) here, the departed ones attain salvation. This place is also very popular among Tantriks for their Tantra Saddhana (Meditation).