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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  • When here, attending evening Aarti is a must. The feel that you get by sitting in the boat and watching straight from there is very mesmerizing. The breeze that you keep feeling and the Ganges that ke...  more »
  • The Ganga aarti and the boat ride are a must here. The place may be crowded but watching the Ganga aarti was a beautiful feeling and makes one feel with God  more »
  • What's good The aarti is worth specially from the boat. What's not good Too much crowd What to do Take a boat. Go for the round trip of other side or two ends of Varanasi. See the aarti from boat.  more »
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  • If you looking for peace, this is it. Historical place, stands for it's popularity. Better street foods available. Awesome view from boat. If you travel their, it would be remarkable exp of life. You would love this place during evening, so I would recommend to visit at that time.
  • It is a holy place for each and every Hindu people. Many temples are there. One thing I don't like is environment. It's too bad, poor, don't clean by any people. Cows, Ox are moving here and there with peoples. It's very much disgusting but people's are good and helpful. Uttar Pradesh Police is serving each and everyone for 24×7 which I like the most. Talking about communication you will get each and everything to travel to any place no worry for that.
  • Tidy and the volunteers are very adept to their work. The aarti is the main attraction of the ghat. Lots of people, lots of noise and lots of boats. In a nutshell, it has the pure essence of old Varanasi.
  • One of the best ghats around the Ganges. Get here alittle early around 5pm and just people watch and see how the surrounding area quickly gets filled up. Then carry on to observe the evening prayers and see how the Ganges lights up. This was the busiest ghat we went to.
  • Visited as a tourist. There is no place like this in the world. It is older than the history. And still as lively as a new born. Amazing. If possible, visit in the evening to watch the 'arti'. You may take a boat ride at very nominal prices. All the urban facilities are also available here.
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