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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi

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At Dasaswamedh Ghat, see how locals gather at their most sacred river to perform religious rituals and appease their gods. This main ghat rests close to Vishwanath temple, where many Hindu legends came to existence. Learn from the locals as they preach that Lord Brahma created this site to welcome Lord Shiva; some devotees believe that Brahma sacrificed 10 horses here to prove his sovereignty. As you roam this area, notice the observatory overlooking the river, which was built in 1737. Feel free to take part in religious festivals, but watch out for the fire during the daily Agni Pooja (worship of fire) ritual. Plan trip to Varanasi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Good place to visit but unfortunately I could not visit the evening ceremony the reason is water flood here because I visited in month of August so please visit after August. 
    Good place to visit but unfortunately I could not visit the evening ceremony the reason is water flood here because I visited in month of August so please visit after August.  more »
  • Most lively of the ghats. Has a unique character and is a must visit for all the travellers to Varanasi 
    Most lively of the ghats. Has a unique character and is a must visit for all the travellers to Varanasi  more »
  • On the bank of River Ganga, the place is spiritually have significant place in Hindu religion. Its a live time experience to witness the Ganga Arti. 
    On the bank of River Ganga, the place is spiritually have significant place in Hindu religion. Its a live time experience to witness the Ganga Arti.  more »
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  • The ghat is a beautiful place to visit while in Varanasi. A lot of improvements are taking place. Cleanliness still has a lot of scope. Boat ride is a must do activity to enjoy the beauty of ghats also it is much clearer on the other side if you wish to take a bath.
  • The most well maintained and cleanest ghat amongst all ghats in Varanasi. This is the most prominent ghat and a tourist planning to visit Varanasi must consider Dasaswamedh ghat as the first preference for stay. Although the roads and lanes are too narrow for a vehicle to enter for dropping or picking up. But the main road is at a walkable distance only and can be managed by one and all provided there isn’t any health issues or physical disabilities. All pick up and drop facilities are available from the main road only.
  • The ghats are a great and fascinating riverside walk, and for the western traveller let you experience absolute classic the sights, sounds and yes - the smells of India in a couple of miles with no real hassle or pestering. But if you only have time or money for one thing whilst you are there make sure it is the aarti ceremony at sunset. If you are not Hindu and not taking part in the ceremony be sure to remain respectful and unobtrusive because this is not a tourist spectacle but a sincere and prayerful act of worship for more than 90% of the people there. However, it really is a spectacle: a vibrant, awe-inspiring feast for the eyes and ears.
  • This is simply heaven on earth. The peace ,the serenity, the happiness that you will experience here can just never be expressed or put down into words. Spend your nights just sitting here and self introspecting, the cool breeze will not only refresh you, it will it will definitely make you feel special. You will fee yourself connecting to your spiritual being.
  • The most well maintained and cleanest ghat amongst all ghats in Varanasi. This is the most prominent ghat and a tourist planning to visit Varanasi must consider Dasaswamedh Ghat.Most beautiful part is the evening Aarti. Every moment was so joyful. The place is so beautiful. You can also enjoy boating here.

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