A day at Nigambodh ghat in Delhi

Nigambodh ghat has soon become an attraction for the youth in Delhi. It is located on the Ring Road around the Kashmiri gate. You can easily find it on the backside of the Red Fort. Interestingly, it has been a haven for all the migratory birds since ancient times. If you are a birdwatcher or photographer, this place will be a good choice for a visit. 

Muse seekers will have the time of their lives as they spend a day at Nigambodh. Nigambodh ghat is one of the oldest ghats in Delhi and dwells on the bank of the Yamuna. It offers a bath that will fulfill your ritual purposes and cleanse your soul. If this isn’t enough, it is where the cremation of a dead body and the last rites take place.

Why should you visit Nigambodh Ghat?

Nighambodh has become a popular spot to visit. Each year, you will find plenty of seagulls from Russia that migrate to Delhi. During November and February, these birds fly here to spend a cozy winter at the ghat. All the photographers and bird enthusiasts visit this area to catch a glimpse of these birds. Even though they visit Nigambodh ghat at different hours of the day, early morning is the busiest time. 

Visitors and travelers can take a ride in the boat and take a glance at the Yamuna River. This expansive location offers a breathtaking vista of the sky, believed by many to possess sacred qualities capable of instilling spiritual rejuvenation or bringing about positive karma. During your time at the ghat, you can also enjoy the activity of feeding grains to seagulls.

Explore the tale of Lord Brahma and Nigambodh Ghat.

When you visit Nigambodh, you will love to learn about the story of Lord Brahma. According to Hindu Scripture, around 550 years ago, Gods walked on this part of the earth. During the time of the Mahabharata, this Ghat was frequented by Lord Brahma for bathing. If this isn’t enough because of the blessings here, he could revive his memory too. Interestingly, as the Lord regained his memory at this site, it was named Nigambodh Ghat.

Who built Nigambodh Ghat?

According to another interesting legend, the great King Yudhishthira, who is the eldest of the Pandava brothers, built this ghat. He is a popular King of Indraprastha Kingdom. It’s no wonder that this Ghat has been attracting visitors for some time. The backstory is quite intriguing.

What else to see? 

At Nigambodh, you can check out a temple called Nili Chatri. Yudhishthira constructs it and is right opposite the Nigambodh Ghat. The architecture reflects the Medieval Era, while the British colony also inspires it.

Wrap Up

You can spend a day at the Nigambodh Ghat and dwell on its history. Nowadays, this hat serves two important purposes. Firstly, it is the cremation ground for human bodies. Secondly, it offers a great experience for photographers and birdwatchers. 

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