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Address: Varanasi, India
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Ganga Aarti @ Dasaswamedh Ghat

A spectacle in the Holy city of Varanasi, this Ghat on the banks of river Ganges is an iconic location. The evening Ganga aarti is a major crowd puller and people from different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A spectacle in the Holy city of Varanasi, this Ghat on the banks of river Ganges is an iconic location. The evening Ganga aarti is a major crowd puller and people from different parts of the world throng to this place to watch the spiritual and divine performance by the pujaris. The Ghat is at a distance of about 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Arti is a great show but must be seen as what it is, reconstructed history for tourists an pilgrims.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The major aarti spot for ganges, varanasi. but it is an extremely crowded spot. Good to visit if you are a rligious enthusiast. I prefer visiting ghats like assi and watching the aarti pf dashshwamedh ghat from a boat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visit to these ghats should not be for enjoyment but to feel and respect Indian culture. This ghat was mentioned in Swami Yogananda's book, 'Autobiography of a Yogi'.He narrated, the meeting of three spiritual personalities, as witnessed by one of his Gurus. Tri linga Swami, who lived for 300years, was often seen around this ghat ,sitting or walking on water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is the main ghat in Varanasi where everything happens, at once. You can only reach it on foot as the road is closed for cars (not for motorcycles it seems!) but that will only give you the opportunity to get the right impression on Varanasi. Loads of shops, shop owners trying to lure you to their products, people saying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you want to capture Indian tradition with your lens, this is the place to be...dont forget to catch the ganga aarti in the evening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

boat ride was pleasant but the old buildings at the fringe of the Ghats will remind you about the glorious past of zamindari systems and the contribution of Maharajas for social welfare. The funeral scenes at the ghat remind you nothing is there without others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was an experience of its kind. Though I am not deeply inclined towards particular religious activities but to see something that has been performed every day for thousands of years was blissful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice experience, puja in the evening is brill as well lot of tourist and lot of locals offering boats, massages, palm reading, photos, postcards, food, drink, blessings, trips and pretty much anything that can be sold.... if you stay for few days yo meet lot of nice people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Ganga Aarti here is an ecstatic experience worth every minute of it amongst the religious hymns chanted be 7 pundits with huge ghee lamps. Beautiful sounds of conch shells and bells. One must arrive here no later than 5.30pm to get a good sitting spot and watch the whole ceremony. It starts sharp at 6pm and lasts almost 45... More 

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