In the neighbourhood there is an ancient shrine of (Adi) Varahi (D 16/84) by which the name of ghat called Varahi Ghat. In fact, this ghat is a southern part of Tripurabhairavi. In 1958 the government of Uttar Pradesh has made the ghat pucca and separated it, that is how sometimes this ghat is counted independently. The ghat is distinctly marked by the house of (late) Kailash Nath Chaudhuri, a Domaraja (“king of the funeral priests”), which was donated to him by one of the kings of Banaras. In the neighbourhood scheduled castes (e.g. Harijan, Dom) are more in number. The ghat is relatively more dirty, therefore pilgrims take bath at Tripurabhaitavi before paying visit to Varahai Devi. -- Nearness to the shrine of Tripurabhairavi has given the honour to name the ghat Tribhurabhairavi Ghat. Giravana-padamanjari (17th century) has mentioned it as Vriddhaditya Ghat, after an old disc of Sun god. Later in late 18th century the temple of Tripurabhairavi was built and that replaced the old name. Till 1931 the ghat was only partly built with stone slabs as mentioned by Motichand (1962). Mahananda Giri made the ghat fully pucca in the early 20th century, and also built a monastery (no. D 5/ 100). The repairing and restructuring were done by the government of Uttar Pradesh in 1958. In the upper part under a huge holy fig (pipal) there are many fragments of old images belonging to 12th-13th centuries, e.g. Surya, Ganesha, Vishnu and Shiva lingas. Close to it is a shrine containing images of Hanuman and goddess. The ghat is preferred by the Tamil pilgrims; there is rest house for pilgrims, mostly used by Tamil and Telgu visitors.
All the pilgrimage routes pass through the south certainly touch this site. Even in the ancient mythologies (e.g. Matya Purana as in TS 101; VM 177; KKh 97.253), the Assi drain was mentioned as seasonal stream and a dried bed. The temple of Asi Sangameshvara (“Lord of the Confluence of Assi”) marked with a marble plaque establishes the puranic heritage of the site. The plaque reads that “in the Pancakroshi pilgrimage, this site is one of the Pancatirthis”. This ghat was mentioned in the inscriptions of the Gahadavalas (11th-12th century). In Varadaraja’s Giravana-padamanjari (1600-60) this ghat is also described with glory. By the turn of 19th century the long strip of the Ghat got divided into separate ghats. In 1902 the Queen Dulhin Radha Dulari Kunwar of the Sursand Estate (Bihar) had purchased the southern part of ghat and built her small palace (presently Hotel Ganga View) and also the Lakshminarayana Temple. Till 19th century the Assi Ghat was in a natural shape, an open land with green lush of trees. However, its glory was already described in the ancient texts under the name of “Assi Sangmeh Tirtha”. In 1988 the Ghat was made pucca (stone-staired) by the Irrigation Department with the support of the Ganga Directorate project. There is no plan for conservation. In fact, in the name of beautification and change the development and transformation of the ghat area turned to be a big problem. The closing down of Assi confluence (in fact shifted ½ km in the south in 1981-82) and the pucca construction of Assi and nearby ghats resulted to create a crucial problem of silt deposition. According to an estimate about 8200m of silt in a length of 60m get deposited every year along the Assi and Rivan ghats, and to get it cleaned a good sum of money is spent every year. Moreover, the course and the flow are changing which cause loss of the aesthetic sense and sacramental values of the ghat. The consequences of modern approach of short-term planning are clearly visible here.