Dasaswamedh Ghat

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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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Kanchan58
Bengaluru, India1,571 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This happens to be the most famous Ghat on the holy river Ganges of Varanasi.

The newly constructed Ganga Corridor leads to this holy Ghat from Godhulia more where every evening you can witness the Ganga Aarti.

Ganga Aarti is best viewed if you can hire a boat ride on the holy river & the entire programme is staged just in front of you. This is indeed an unique experience which should never be missed.
Written 20 April 2022
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SOHINIMUKERJI
Kalyani, India55 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A Nostalgia haunts me whenever I visit this ghat. First I came here with my parents 45 years back. Since then nothing has changed except the great oxes and cow dungs.
Before dawn devotees gather here to bathe and pray and it continues upto evening arati.
Very few tourists know that before the dawn break there is one Mangal arati for river Ganges, which concludes with the sunrise.
The place is bit crowded as it is considered one of the most sacred ghat of Ganges.
May be it is an unique experience to watch river Ganges worshipped but it is actually worshipping the eco system.
Written 10 April 2022
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Film G
New England857 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The main ghat, where at night the joint worship of the river and gods occurs — a spectacle to behold. Crowded, noisy, chaotic, and not to be missed. Best viewed from a boat. It’s really something to behold.
Written 4 April 2022
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PJ
4 contributions
Mar 2022
Although the surrounding roads have been widened sufficiently, cars, taxis and 3 wheelers are not allowed, forcing one to walk in the high heat
Written 27 March 2022
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Rupa
Kolkata (Calcutta), India119 contributions
Oct 2021
This was my first visit to Varanasi. Was remembering all the stories I had been reading since my childhood about the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat of Varanasi! Beyond any narration!
Written 6 March 2022
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Naughtybrain
Chandigarh, India45 contributions
Dec 2021
Dashashwamegh Ghat and its vicinity are throbbing, busy, crowded, noisy but enjoyable, choc a block with eating joints, souvenirs, little hotels etc. The evening Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamegh Ghat is beautiful, surreal and very enjoyable. It is best watched from a boat in the river, although one may watch it from the ghats too.
Written 10 January 2022
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,318 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
This ghat is located very near to the town area..

This ghat is approached by taking a walk..

Boats are kept for taking a ride..

Kindly pre-plan your boat ride, otherwise it will be difficult for you to accept the charge they collect for boat ride.

( Private boats - the charge will be from 2000 to 3000 for a single trip of about 45- 50 minutes )

Make sure that the boat man is aware of all the ghats and explains the minute details to you (sometimes some of the details are not known to the tour guide also, but these people explains simply and neatly )..

Kindly don't miss to see the Manikarnika Ghat while taking a ride in the boat..

Ganga Aarti place is very near to this Ghat.

There is a temple which is seen partly submerged in Ganga river ( some of us have seen it in Google search - a temple which is seen partly submerged in Ganga river but still remaining in good position )..
Written 10 December 2021
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RAKESH
India7 contributions
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 21 October 2021
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tejasparekh3
Mumbai, India1,031 contributions
Jul 2021
I saw it from both the river and the road. both were different but definitely recommended. a must do in Varanasi. u get the flavour of peoples shraddha. the Aarti at 7 pm is a unique and surreal experience even if one is a non believer
Written 28 July 2021
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,813 contributions
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 12 May 2021
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