A day at Nigambodh ghat in Delhi

Nigambodh ghat

Nigambodh has soon become an attraction for the youth in Delhi. It is located at The Ring Road around the area of Kashmiri gate. You can easily find it at the backside of the Red Fort. Interestingly it is 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 visit. 

Muse seekers will have the time of their life as they spend a day at Nigambodh. Nigambodh is one of the oldest Ghats in Delhi that dwells at the bank of River Yamuna. It offers a bath that will fulfill your ritual purposes and cleanses your soul. If this isn’t enough it is where the cremation, of a dead body and 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 birds enthusiasts visit this area to catch a glimpse of these birds. Even though they visit Nigambodh at different hours of the day but early morning is the busiest time. 

Visitors and travelers can take a ride in the boat and take a glance at the Yamuna River. It is vast and gives a breathtaking view of the sky. Many people believe that this place is holy and will help them regain a spiritual awakening or good karma. While spending a day at the ghat you can feed the seagulls with grains.

Get in touch with the story of Lord Brahma and Nigambodh Ghat

When you visit Nigambodh you will love to know about the story of Lord Brahma. According to a Hindu Scripture, around 550 years ago Gods walked on this part of the earth. During the period of Mahabharata, Lord Brahma used to take bath at this Ghat. If this isn’t enough because of the blessings here, he could revive his memory too. Interestingly as the Lord got his memory back here this Ghat is given the name of Nigambodh. 

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 is not surprising why this Ghat has become a visitor spot for some time now. The story behind it is very interesting.

What else to see? 

At the Nigambodh you can check out a temple that is called Nili Chatri. It is constructed by Yudhishthira and is right opposite the Nigambodh Ghat. The architecture reflects the Medieval Era while it is also inspired by the British colony.

Wrap Up

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

 

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