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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Dasaswamedh Ghat Reviews
It is the most important Ghat in Varanasi. As there are a number of ghats along the river, it is not possible to go around. Best option is to hire a boat for an enjoyable cruise. But, settle... more »
This is regarded as the main ghat and is appropriately very busy at all times of the day. It starts with sunrise bathing in the Ganges and goes through the full daily routine until the spectacular... more »
This ghat seems to be very busy morning and throughout the day and the evening gives it a totally different appearance. It has steps into the river for religious bathing and ceremonies. One of the few ghats easier accessible by vehicle with parking close by. At times it is better being on a boat and watching the ceremonies being conducted there. Lots of stalls where one can buy souvenirs. Was told this this is the main ghat of the approximate 84 on the Ganges. Good place to get spiritual boost.
Such a magnificent place.. especially during Evening its the best time.. to visit the ghat.. beautiful religious ceremony are carried out. Advice: try to view the ceremony from the boats..it heightens the altogether experience.
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