1052 BANARAS: “at the Manikarnika well”

Life and death, creation and destruction: one experience in Banaras. No pilgrim will forget to visit the sacred pond just above the Manikarnika cremation ground. It is exactly at this spot that Vishnu produced the energy that created the world. With his sweat the pond was filled and when Shiva saw the splendour of creation and danced his earring (manikarnika) fell into the pond.
Carana paduka (Chakrapushkarini)
Between the Manikarnika pool and the ghat is a small pavilion where a marble tablet can be found with a footprint of Shiva.

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