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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Varanasi
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Its very near to temple, lot of shops here to purchase, you can have good time to bath no fear ,,, Advise: after taking bath when you see huge line and more crowd , to enter temple one more gate no 4 is there , you can find the entry available from opposite side too (near manikarnika ghat) . there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The evening celebrations are a must to see. We went every night and just being in the enormous crowd is a once in a lifetime experience!

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ay per hindu myth being cremated here is passage to heaven but the whole scene as such is repulsive how quickly burnt human bodies are washed into the river duly polluting the holy river. Unbelievable but true and repulsive experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

with the ceremony starting about 7.15-.7.30, this place becomes a spectacle of locals and tourists all waiting for the holy Aarthi celebration. we witnessed this by boat which gave us a different and special impression being just far away enough that we could see the entire show. the waters are completely flooded with boats of local people who travel far... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Go around 5:30-6:00 pm, so that you find good place as it gets crowded around aarti time. Camera & phones aren't allowed in Kashi Vishwanath temple but you would want to film the Ganga Aarti, so go on separate times maybe.

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Indore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the place where if u do not visit yr Varansi trip is of no use.Specialy Ganag Aarthi performed everyday evening is amazing one must attend this.

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Das=10 and Ashwa= horse.Total 10 horses were required beside the holy river MA GANGA, flowing towards North. Here you will feel the air of VARANASI or BENARAS. In between the river Varuna and the river Asi,the place is called VARANASI and as Banarasi sari is available here,this place is known as Benaras also. GO=Cow and Do have the milk,which is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

In past years the Dasaswamedh Ghat was the main bathing and prayer ghat for Indian pilgrims with a scattering of western tourists. Today with its orchestrated and choreographed light show it is now geared to western tastes. If you havn't been to Varanassi in decades past for a comparison then it is well worth a visit. As it is so... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Dasaswamedh Ghat is very close to Sri Kasi Viswanath Temple and one of the five main ghats of River Ganga (Ganges). Pilgrims in large numbers take a dip in Ganga river at this ghat and perform "Ganga pooja....In the evening, the 'Ganga Harati' takes place at this ghat, at which time, thousands of pilgrims witness the Harathi either from... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is the biggest and also the nearest Ghat to Shri Kasi Vishwanath Temple , taking bath in this Ghat is soul cleansing , Ganges is the purest of all rivers with very special characteristics , When I to Harichandra ghat , there where 7 dead bodies burning with out any bad smell , this is one of the special... More

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