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Varanasi is situated in the bank of river Ganga. It flows in the shape of a half moon. (Ardhchandrakar). There are total 84 ghats in Varanasi. Each ghat has its own beauty, religious and spiritual significance of its own. There were many kingdoms and civilizations in the world which flourished and declined in due course of time. But the spiritual and religious ideologies which were born and developed in Kashi from the time immemorial are still intact and continues to inspire not only Indians but also to the people all over the world. The ghats of Kashi were owned by various kings and important personalities for they wanted to be connected to Kashi for their own spiritual and religious interests. Here is the list of ghats in Kashi and their founders.