Ganga River is a crucial source of life form for not only the people living in Varanasi but also for the entire population of India. The devotees make their way to this holy place to take a holy dip in the river. A dip in Ganga River which travels all the way from its source in Gaumukh (Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand) is believed to provide with salvation or moksha from the karmic cycle of birth and rebirth. Most people visit this sacred city with the primary aim of taking a holy bath here in the river for achieving complete purity of the souls by washing away the sins with the help of Gangajal. Ever since king Bhagirath had prayed for Ganga Mata to make her way from the heavenly realm to the earthly realm in the ancient time in order to wash away the sins of his ancestors, Ganga had occupied a prime space in its importance in Hindu religion hence, taking a bath here is considered to be an act of deep devotion and respect to the lord.
If you happen to visit this place then you will observe that ever since sun rise to sunset the Ghats remain flocked with devotees taking holy dips which truly is a heart touching sight and showcases the religious attitude of the people. Varanasi tour packages are incomplete without a holy bath here accompanied with offering your prayer to the river which is truly a rejuvenating experience. Another reason relating to the importance of Ganga is that doing so welcomes prosperity and success in the life of the devotee along with getting rid of skin diseases and joint related problems. Taking a dip in this clear gushing holy river especially during day break and sun down is truly one of a kind experience.