Well-known as Mahasmasana, Manikarnika Ghat is also one of the most popular sites in Varanasi. It is the famous Ghat among the two that allows burning and the other one is Harishchandra Ghat. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva have great relation with this Ghat and also it is believed that cremation done here directly meets to the God, which is to attain salvation. The Ghat also houses an attractive temple of Shiv Durga which was built by Maharaja of Awadh. Cakra-Pushkarini Kund, a holy pond, also adds a lot to the majesty of this Ghat and was built by LordVishnu and also it was present even before River Ganga.