Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Dasaswamedh Ghat

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Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the prominent ghats, situated on the banks of river Ganges. The ghat is visited by Hindu devotees in large number due to the religious significance of ten sacrificed horses. It is believed that ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Lord Shiva return from the period of banishment.

Apart from being the oldest ghat of Varanasi, it is untouched and retains its beauty. The ghat had also experienced many ruling powers since its establishment. It was first renovated by Bajirao Pesava I in 1740 and later in 1774 by Ahilyabai Holkar, the Queen of Indore.

It is believed that the sacrifice of ten horses was repeated at the ghat during second century by Bhara Shiva Naga rulers. Dotted with numerous temples and religious sites, the ghat possesses well laid steps and platforms for performing various rituals and religious activities. The evening Aarti at the ghat attracts many devotees, who immerse earthen lamps in the water of holy Ganges, providing a beautiful view of the dusk.
 


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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Singh Hira

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  • Singh Hira
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 355 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  279 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 214

Singh Hira

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  • Singh Hira
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 355 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  279 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 227

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 664 Reviews
  •  12417 helpful votes
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  • Posted 3 months ago
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Animesh Kumar

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  • Lives in Lucknow
  •  276 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 5, 2016
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  • 602

Aman Gulia

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  • Aman Gulia
  • Lives in Varanasi
  •  451 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
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  • 503

Naveen Chaudhary

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  173 readers
  • Posted 1 month ago
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Neeta singh

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  • Neeta singh
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 readers

"Varanasi City & its Ghats" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
At ghats you will experience the cultural heritage and simplicity in atmosphere. You can visit the places nearby Kashi temple, the Varanasi Fort where you can view the museum containing weapons and arifacts relating to British period.
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Abhishek shrivastav

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  • Abhishek shrivastav
  • 2 Reviews
  •  50 readers

"Only possible in india"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Excellent Journey to Varanasi. Never seen this type of cultural devotion while watching Ganga aarti at assumed ghat was feeling like I m different world. It gives me inner peace .. Best time to visit at morning 5 to 7 am
In morning and evening at the time of ganaga aarti.
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Shivangi chauhan

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  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  69 readers

"Become theism from atheism"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Here, the most attractive is the Ganga aarti ... How the pandits say thank to the ganga and how people are sitting quietly ... A much rushed place but you will feel that yes 'YES, I AM WITH ME. And CAN LISTEN TO MY SOUL'
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Bhatnagar Archit

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  • Bhatnagar Archit
  • Lives in Agra
  • 506 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  759 readers

"Dashashwamedh Ghat"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2017
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat.

According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva.
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Jitendar giri

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  • Jitendar giri
  • 5 Reviews
  •  602 readers

"Divine Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2017
Evening Aarti is just Awesome. One can forget everything in devotion of Lord Shiva and Maa Ganga. Words would never be enough to describe the divinity.
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Joydada

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  • Joydada
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 21 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  21415 readers

"Old Ghat - Poorly maintained"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016
Like most places in Varanasi and other cities - maintenance and cleanliness is a ritual followed to please the bosses, press & media. So when the bosses aren't around the places are only clean to the extent that no one complains.
The old view is no longer seen. There are lot more people spitting and throwing garbage than before. There are stray dogs, and cows defecating everywhere ... And there are beggars.
In the evenings there are prayers and people visit from all corners to participate. Those are some of the beautiful moments of light and shadow.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 291 photos
  • 174 Reviews
  •  190 helpful votes
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"Main Ghat of Varanasi"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2016
Though Kashi Nagri has many ghats to have sacred Bath of Ganges but one of the prime location is this one. You can witness Royal Arti in evening time here. I would recommend you to visit on the occasion of Ganga Dassehra or in the month of November one more festival is celebrated deliberately. The boating in Ganges gives you one of the serene experience of Kashi Nagri. From this ghat the Kashi Vishwanath temple is on walking distance so have a holy dip in Ganges and wordship the lord Vishwanath.
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Souvik Saha

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  • Souvik Saha
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  784 readers

"The main ghat of the city."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2016
This is believed to be main ghat of the city and hence there are numerous attractions surrounding this ghat. Do take a Ganga ride on the boats in Varanasi and do not forget to watch the evening aarti here.
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Shanta Prabhu

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  • Shanta Prabhu
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  618 readers

"Important Religious Site"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2016
The Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the most important religious sites in Varanasi. Mythology states that this was the place where Lord Brahma successfully performed the ritual of Dasa Ashwamedha (10 horses) sacrifice. Many temples are situated in the vicinity of the ghat and quite a few rituals are performed there.

Opening Closing Time - 5 am to 9 pm.

Spectacular Ganga Aarti: 6:30 pm.
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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

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  • Bipin vaidya Vaidya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 170 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  5729 readers

"Evening Aarti at Ghat"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 30, 2016
It is worth watching aarti. It starts at 6:45 last for one hour. You can go at 6:15 and occupy good place. Pooja is caariedout in phase manner. Five poojari perform pooja. They blow sankh in begini at end. Good Holly atmosphere. You can good view of aarti
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