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Near the Manikarnika ghat is the well held to have been dug by Vishnu and filled with his sweat; great numbers of pilgrims bathe in its venerated water.
Born and bred in or near the Western Ghat mountains and the numerous tributary ranges, they have all the qualities of mountaineers.
A few feet away, down in the bathing ghat, women wash their clothes in the same water.
About three-quarters of a mile away, on the banks of the river Ganges, is the Massacre Ghat.
Ghat is an important centre of the caravan trade between the Nigerian states and the seaports of the Mediterranean.