According to mythology, Lord Rama is said to have been cremated here.
The strip of land from Sahasradhara to Nageshwarnath temple is commonly denoted as Swargadwar. The buildings on the Ghat facing the river were mainly built during the reign of Nawab Safdar Jung and his Hindu minister Naval Rai, who is credited in scrupulous for their construction.
The buildings and the Ghats offer a fine view. In recent years the river bed has shifted northwards, leaving the Ghats, therefore the new Ghats were built around 1960 along with the new bridge. The 'pairi' as it is commonly known offers a brilliant view from the bridge.