Massacre Ghat

Massacre Ghat lies in the Kanpur Cantonment Area, on the right bank of the Ganges of Uttar Pradesh. This Ghat has become historically important since the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. On June 27, 1857, Kanpur saw one of the grimmest stories of Indian history of independence.

Around 300 British men, women and children were slaughtered at the Sati Chaura Ghat, Kanpur, later gaining identification as Massacre Ghat. Those who escaped the brutal fate that day were later killed at the 'Bibighur Massacre'. The rebellion was believed to be led by Nana Sahib of Peshwa from which the Ghat was renamed as Nana Rao Ghat. The Ghat now stands alone evoking the sad story. What was massacre to the Britons, the then colonial masters, was the War of Independence for the colonized Indians. Today the Massacre Ghat bears a tranquil scene marked by a small white temple. The Ganges here has turned unclean and efforts are in process to help regain Ganga its sanctity.

Last Updated on 11 September 2012