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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Dasaswamedh Ghat can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited both early in the morning or in the evening. The evening atmosphere is particular, the ceremony on the Ganges is very impressive. Le pire lit and the people present at the ceremony makes this place special
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  • It's probably the most populous and bustling Ghat. It is here in the morning and in the evening pass daily ceremony. Here most beggars and Baba. If you look at the left side of the Ganges in the 5-minute big Ghat, where the body will be cremated. Left in the 15-minute small (kedar).
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  • The most prominent, spectacular and historical ghat of Varanasi on the bank of holy Ganges,Dasaswamedh Ghat has remained a favourite amongst locals and tourists since time immemorial. Its close access...  more »
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  • Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here. Close to the ghat, overlooking the Ganges lies the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1737. Many people came here from all over the world everyday. The famous "Aarati" preformed here every evening.many people gathered there on that time to witness this "Aarti". I like to spend time on this ghat whenever I am in Varanasi.
  • It is main ghat in varanasi where Maa Ganga Aarti is performed.
  • This is very famous Ghat among all the other ghats in varanasi because of the Ganga Aarti performed here in every Dev Diwali and also Goddess Ganga temple.
  • Very nice place, if you want to visit this place then you must reach here by 5 am in the morning. The sunrise 🌅 is very serene and it soothes your soul. It's a real delight to the eyes. Early morning calmness and less people.
  • One of the iconic places of not only Varanasi, but also of whole Indian tourist map. Early morning and evenings are equally good when it comes to giving you an enchantment. Make sure you are at the right time to catch the Ganga aarati show.