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"Creation and Looming Destruction"

The mythological intersection of creation and destruction, the Manikarnika Kund is as intriguing as the numerous other aspects of this mysterious city. This historic well symbolizes creation, and the cremation ghat next to it is all about death. This large rectangular structure, with surrounding steps, is believed to be created by Lord Vishnu. Lot of pilgrims can be spotted taking a bath here after performing the rituals of cremation. It is also said to be lucky for couples to take a bath together in this well.
Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India, 221001
"Creation and Looming Destruction"
The mythological intersection of creation and destruction, the Manikarnika Kund is as intriguing as the numerous other aspects of this mysterious city. This historic well symbolizes creation, and the cremation ghat next to it is all about death. This large rectangular structure, with surrounding steps, is believed to be created by Lord Vishnu. Lot of pilgrims can be spotted taking a bath here after performing the rituals of cremation. It is also said to be lucky for couples to take a bath together in this well.
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