Dasaswamedh Ghat
Dasaswamedh Ghat
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India Trip Offer Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India20,917 contributions
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Feb 2020
Among 84 ghats in Varanasi, Dasaswamedh Ghat is most famous. According to one legend it was created by Lord Brahma to welcome Lord Shiva. Everyday in the evening Ganga Aarti is done here at sunset time. Thousands of people gather here to see this beautiful religious Aarti. Dasaswamedh ghat and Ganga Aarti are the top most attraction of Varanasi visit. Now days this ghat is maintained very well, thanks to PM Mr. Modi.
Not to be missed in Varanasi !!
Written February 9, 2020
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Cav_on_tour_13
Houston, TX217 contributions
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Nov 2022 • Couples
We visited both during the day while walking the Ghats and again in the evening for the Gangaa Aarti. That in itself is a sight. Hundreds of people milling around prior to the ceremony and even more manage to squeeze in during the ceremony. Get there early, it started after sunset aroung 6pm but the free chairs on the promenade were filling up at 4pm. We decided to sit on a boat moored by the performance area as much of the ceremony faces the holy Ganges river. This quickly filled up too. 200rupees per person but barter hard as they started at 500. Of course locals pay 100! The religous ceremony itself was well worth the wait. Get a Tilarka painted on your forehead by one of the many sellers for 20 rupees. Everyone has them. All is all well worth the effort and a memorable evening not to be forgotten
Written November 20, 2022
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AVNISH SINGH
Bengaluru, India328 contributions
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Dec 2020 • Friends
Ganga aarti means worship of Ganga. Lots of people visit this place for Ganga aarti everyday at 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Daily). The priest hold large fire bowls in their hands, the bells in the temples at the Ghat start ringing and the chants of mantras flowing out in the air. People float diyas, with flowers on Ganga. The shadow reflects on the river and lighting diyas on flowing Ganga looks so beautiful that cannot be expressed in words. It is a very fascinating experience to participate in the Ganga Aarati performed in the evening at Dashaswamedh ghat. This place is famous for its Ganga Aarti at dusk among tourists as well as devotees.
Written November 30, 2020
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Tapanmc
Dhaka City, Bangladesh371 contributions
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Sep 2019
There are approximately eighty four ghats at Varanasi Ganges. Dasasemedh ghat is one of the importand most crowded ghat ..Being near the Kashi Temple Bishwonath people come here for bath irrespective of gender in open river . In the evening mesmeiging evening aroti is held . People watches from boat or from around . Its alife life treasure to watch . In the morning people goes for boat ride to see the sunrise from boat .
Written August 25, 2020
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RAKESH
India7 contributions
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Oct 2021
We were there with family. We took boat ride, which was good. Charges were Rs. 50 per person and it took near about 30 minutes to see some ghats. It was a motorised boat running on diesel set. For Arti we took our place nearly at about 5 pm. Arti started at 6.45 and lasted for nearly 45 minutes. If you want to see Arti from a good location, reach till 5.30 pm. Another option is boat with deck facility. You may take a seat on the deck of a boat and watch the Aarti. I found several families sitting on the boats just in front of Arti place - a good option for late comers.
One thing which upset me was a big SUV standing in the middle of road through which devotees were returning after watching Aart. We found it while returning from Aarti and it was having a sticker of some Hindu Organisation. This VIP culture upset me very much and lessen the faith and regard in the Hindu system.
Written October 21, 2021
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deepakp0425
Bengaluru, India23 contributions
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Mar 2020
This is the daily ceremony that takes place every evening to offer prayers to the sacred river Ganga . Thousands gather here every evening for this ritual event .
Ganga Aarti in Dashashwamedh Ghat, is a must-see wonderful experience.To get a good seat it's necessary to get there around 5:30 pm. Aarti starts around 6:30 pm.
Written July 19, 2020
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Manama, Bahrain1,499 contributions
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Feb 2020
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most famous ghat in Varanasi on the banks of sacred river Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. People take bath here and widely visited by pilgrims. It is not far from Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Everyday in the evening Aarti of the Ganga river is performed where several priests jointly perform the aarti which lasts for about half an hour. It is believed that lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here hence the name. Must see.
Written November 28, 2020
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SSRaju
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
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Dec 2019
The main ghat of Varanasi where there is action 24/7, the epitome is the Ganga Aarti performed every evening, witnessed by tens of thousands from the shore and from the river on boats. An elaborate affair that is truly breathtaking. Once a filthy spot, now it is absolutely clean and gleaming.
Written January 18, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,675 contributions
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Jan 2020
This is one of the more entertaining of all the Ghats in Varanasi especially if you attend the evening aarti where you get to see the (I think) priests performing several ceremonies. They call them ceremonies, but to me they look like a coordinated boy band dance routine. Along with the Manikarnika, Dashashwamedh is definitely one Ghat worth seeing in Varanasi.
Written January 6, 2020
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sanju_222323
New Jersey14,148 contributions
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Apr 2021
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the heart of the action and the top attraction in Varanasi.

The perfect way to see all the ghats in Varanasi is - boat Tour. Agents will come to you when you will be nearby ghats and negotiate with you, make sure that before riding. but again, to see 130 ghats and their beauty, you must have this in Varanasi.

One of the oldest and holiest Varanasi ghats, According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created the ghat to welcome Lord Shiva.

The name 'Dashashwamedh' means the place where Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses. It is also said that Bajirao Peshwa I had the ghat reconstructed in 1740 AD. It was later constructed over by the queen of Indore, Ahilyabai Holkar, in 1774.

it's where the famous Ganga aarti takes place every evening when the whole ghat comes to life when several priests perform the aarti in the grandest manner!.
Written May 12, 2021
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