Stepping stones that lead you down to a sacred river, are known as Ghats. One of the most popular ghats in Ujjain on the banks of the holy river Kshipra are the Ram Ghats. They beautifully surround the river and have numerous small Shiva Lingas built on them. Ram Ghat lies near to the world-famous Mahakaleshwar Ujjain temple and various priests and devotees worship the holy River Kshipra by performing special pujas.
Ram Ghats have their own spiritual importance due to the river they surround. Kshipra is said to be one of those rivers that were formed when the drop of nectar fell from the holy Kumbh on earth. The drop felt on earth following a battle between the gods and demons for the elixir of immortality that was preserved in a pot or Kumbh. Kshipra is said to contain the sacred water and hence people from all over the world come at these holy ghats to take Shahi Snan during the grandiose festival of Simhastha Kumbh Mela. It is strongly believed that the water of the river Kshipra can wash away all the sins of a person’s present as well as past life and lead them towards salvation. River Kshipra is also used by Hindus for performing various funeral ceremonies of the departed soul. The Ram Ghat is particularly renowned due to the presence of idols of gods: Pishachamukteshwar, Guheshwar, Dundeshwar, Damarukeshwar, Aruneshwar and Ardhanarishwar. It is also called as Sri Ram Ghat and is probably one of the most ancient bathing ghats in according to the Indian history. During the Simhastha Kumbh Mela at Ujjain, the famous Datta Akhara (where Naga Sadhus reside temporarily) can also be found along the holy Ram Ghats.
As per experts in the field of geography and astronomy, the holy city of Ujjain is also known as te Greenwich of India because the first meridian of longitude passes through it. The tropic of cancer also passes through the pious city. Another famous spot for bathing is Narsingha Ghat. This ghat is also another ancient ghat and attracts millions of devotees during the Kumbh. These ghats are alluringly picturesque and walking along them gives a leisurely feeling. You can always find little tortoises at the banks of the holy river Kshipra.