If the blessings of life start at Dashashwamedh Ghat than it ends at Manikarnika Ghat;  a unique combination of life and death in the desire of salvation attracts the pilgrims  to Varanasi.

It is said that here in this ghat, Lord Shiva, himself directs the soul of the dead to crossover the world towards the path of salvation by speaking the ‘Taraka Mantra’ in the ears of the dead. 

Just as India is said to be the navel of the world and Kashi is the navel of India, so Manikarnika is the navel of Kashi.