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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  • The Ganges River (Ganga) 84 what Ghat (Bank of stair-step) but dasherschwa made famous at heart. Walk the autoriksha from the hotel is about 500 metres in front off for pedestrians. Stores selling women's saris with vivid colors, gate shopping somewhere with the same prayer items and souvenir shops are on both sides. Cow is sacred as top priority and free-spirited. Terracotta Bowl ¥ 20 per cup of Chai also can drink it on the street. People who sell souvenirs, such as flowers or picture postcards, children from comes near then. It is poor form has asked money disabled people crawling on the street during the great photography is not possible. About malnutrition with abnormal joints of hands and feet 痩se細ri, who managed to triple Cobb (Sarcoma) at the foot, no arms, people without legs, them, "milk's" NY woman who cries, melting pot, where melting pot of poverty that would do? Boys, acting for these needy people to boil rice porridge in volunteer activities. And is the arrival into GART. The moment of excitement! It was preparing to start at six o'clock every night puja (worship). Bathing is a mainstream of opposite to the Sun, evening out. Ago bathing, tonsured, and purges. Stagnation of various float on the River, you pray, never pretty is not is a holy river. Head over the river water in the body, and pray. 5:45 the seven monks appeared, begins the ritual ablution in the waters of the river. Pride, one-hour pageant of light such as Dora and various instruments playing, candles and torches. I went to the dark Ganga before the sun rises the next morning. State who take a little off, praying in the Ghats, stone washing out. And I arrived at the Ghat cremation bran cremated the dead. For three days, relatives of men fire and continues to burn. Surrounding are measures weight in balance by timber merchants to make fuel. Will enter in the back alley, and narrowed, mess up, like the chanting voice sounded, all feeding cattle the intermission. I felt the vitality of India from the alley like maze intricate but still hard to live
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  • It is indeed the most happening and promising ghat amongst all the 80 ghats in Varanasi . Mythological Hindu legend says that Lord Brahma had performed a Yagna in this place by sacrificing 10 horses. ...  more »
  • vibrant, populous, sometimes suffocating, sometimes fascinating, sometimes both at the same time. This ghat holds the key to Varanasi's heart. A must visit.  more »
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  • More than 3000 year oldest holy city in the earth. had a such spectacular days which can't express in a word. Everyone can visit at-least once in a life...( traveler zone ) There you can see the real wanders ( which does not include just photo sake social site wanders ) more over you can find the feel which i stated before. there are better street foods 'spending time with strangers' If u travel alone that will be a remarkable experience' of your life.... if u planed varanasi don't think twice just wander ( It is still the oldest in world )
  • A place of high religious importance for the Hindus. Here you will be greeted by the boat owners. You can take a boat ride depending on the duration you want to spend on the mighty river Ganges. Then just at dusk, you will experience the one of its kind Aarti or the Hindu ritual for worship. That's totally mesmerizing.
  • World's oldest city with lots of flavours of life.. this place has its own uniqueness which attracts Indians as well as international tourism. Holy city have many ghats, temple and historic places. People are very frank here. There are many tasty street food options available.
  • One of the most crowded ghat and yet more interesting. You can find everything you need as a photographer here. The evening arati and the morning prayer is so heavenly!
  • Feels like any another place that has a river alongside but during evening hours when the Arati begins those positive vibes will get you. Mesmerizing view from boat. Your mind feels at peace. Must do a boat ride during evening hours.

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Where to stay in Varanasi

The old city of Varanasi has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of accommodations has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand from across India and further afield. Perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding the ghats on the west bank of the river. You can find an eclectic mix of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. North of the station sit the most luxurious of the city's accommodations, with views of the tributary that runs through the north, and a range of additional facilities.
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