Dasaswamedh Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

Dasaswamedh Ghat

Location: Dasaswamedh Ghat, one of the oldest and most important ghats of Varanasi, is located at the bank of river Ganga, close to the Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.

Description: Dasaswamedh Ghat is described as the Ghat of ten sacrificed horses. According to a belief, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses to bring Lord Krishna back from his exile. The Ghat provides a beautiful and mesmerizing riverfront view. Saints performing religious activities can be seen quite often at this ghat. Dasaswamedh Ghat is known for Agni Pooja and Ganga Aarti. While Agni Pooja is performed by a group of priests during the day time, Ganga Aarti, held in the evening by priests dressed in saffron colored clothes, holding huge Aarti lamp and pooja thali, captivates all those present there at that time. With thousands of earthen lamps floating in the holy Ganga River, a divine look and feel can be experienced during the evening. Being close to the famous Vishwanath Temple and easy to each, Dasaswamedh Ghat is crowded with many tourists and local people. Even after being one of the oldest ghats, Dasaswamedh Ghat has retained its beauty and charm.

Activities: One can witness the true essence of Hindu culture by participating in Ganga Aarti and Agni Pooja. Taking a walk along the bank of Ganga River and boating can not only bring peace to mind, but also refresh the body and soul. 

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