Idol of Goddess Sankata is installed in the sanctum sanctorum of Sankata Temple. There is also a statue of a lion as vehicle of the goddess. It is one of the most important temples of the city. The name Sankata indicates that the goddess obviates dangers and harms to the devout. Goddess Sankata has ten hands and represents ferocious form of Goddess Parvati or Sati. The temple is a ‘shaktipeeth’. Sankata Temple opens on all days. Every Friday, special puja is carried out by the women. The morning aarti at the temple happens at 4.30 AM and the evening aarti takes place at 10 PM.
Sankata Ghat is located at Assi Ghat Road in Ghasi Tola. The ghat offers panoramic view of Ganga. No entry fee is charged for visiting Sankata Ghat and remains always open for everyone to explore as and when one wants to explore. The ghat area, close to Assi Ghat, is under the control of the Municipal Corporation of Varanasi.