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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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  • This Ghat {river side} is said to be more than 3,4 thousand years old,few years back it was very dirty but now it is cleaner. 
  • It is best viewed from a boat. 700 rupees and a guide that you explain. You can also go 5 am. After the ceremony there is music classical and yoga class. It is worth
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  • Must visit place if u r in Varanasi specially for evening Aarti. Lifelong experience to see Aarti while boating 
  • Amazing confluence of people, traditions and culture. The cradle of ganga ji prayer, its beautiful throughout the day and evening is brighter with the holy prayer by 7 pandits together. The ceremony is almost orchestrated and dramatic with various procedures which are well synchronized one after the other, happens for 1 hour duration every evening starting at 6pm.
  • After Narendra Modi ji's blessing ghat looks nice!!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
  • Most popular of all the ghats of Varanasi. Watching the daily "Ganga Aarti" in the evening is a complete spiritual, religious, and even entertaining experience. All the priests (7-10) synchronise their worshipping of the holy river, with pious music playing in the background, and it's a spectacular sight! People watch it from the ghat as well as line up in boats in front of the ghat. They watch it in awe, pray with the priests, click pictures, and float candles in the river to offer their prayers and respect. The only downer in the otherwise awesome experience is the noxious fume from some of the diesel powered boats.
  • Dasaswamedh Ghat is the heart of the action and the top attraction in Varanasi. One of the oldest and holiest Varanasi ghats, it's where the famous Ganga aarti takes place every evening! Peaceful and serene!
  • This Jetty (Ghat ) is famous all over the world. Every week ganga arti is held on this Ghat. Many tourist come watch this programme.
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