The name derived its association with the Brahmacarini Durga temple. In 1772 Narayana Diksit, a guru of Pesavas, had bought land from local resident fishermen and built ghats: Durga and the succeeding one, Brahma Ghat. This became rebuilt and repaired in 1830 by using Nana Phadanavisa, a Divana of Gwalior State, whose constructing at the top of the ghat is understand as Phadanavisa Wada. At the ghat exist Marakandeya and Kharva Nrsimha Tirthas, and at the there is a shrine of Kharva Nrsimha.
On the whole-moon day of the month of Karttika youngmen make show fighting and mettle. Durga Ghat placed close to the Durga temple is one of the maximum well known Ghats in Varanasi which turned into built in 1772 via a saintly man or woman referred to as Narayana Diksit. A small temple devoted to Kharva Narsimha is also located close by this ghat. Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges.