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“Incredible Ghat”
Review of Dasaswamedh Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat
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New Delhi, India
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“Incredible Ghat”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the most important Ghats of Varanasi. Dasaswamedh literally means the Ghat (river front) of ten sacrificed horses. According to legends ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Lord Shiva to return from a period of banishment. In spite of the fact that Dasaswamedh is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi, dating back to many thousand years, the Ghat has remained unspoilt and clean.

Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful riverfront view. A large number of Sadhus can be seen performing religious rites on this Ghat. Devotees must not miss the opportunity of visiting the Dasaswamedh Ghat in the evening when after Aarti, thousands of earthen lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps give a divine look to the river at dusk.

Visited November 2011
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“Splendid”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Culture at its richest, the Dasawamedh & the evening arati is most amazing highlight of the trip.

Visited March 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Disingenuous, Interesting, Irritating”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Loved the architecture, photo opps, local life, smells, locals, warts-and-all. It was interesting morning, noon and night. I particularly disliked being touted constantly by mobile-phone wielding 'European-wannabees' who were rude - pushing anything from boat-trips to drugs constantly. I can appreciate locals selling their wares but hustlers I don't appreciate. There were many 'Sadhus' dressed up like clowns punting for Cash for photos, which is disingenuous. I think the 'Invisible' Tourist-Police need to get out of the Chai shops a little more often....

Visited April 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Calming”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The moment we reach Varanasi the first thing we did is visited the ghats and did pancha tirta yatra by motor boat! Loved all the ghats eventhough it was dangerous to take a dip in one of the ghats because of the deepness. But by looking at the ghats and walking around steps gives u calmness and clears ur mind. Such a beautiful experience.

Visited January 2012
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Mumbai, India
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“Varanasi - Ganga Arti - Dasvamedh ghat”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

GO there in evening to see the Ganga(River) Aarti (Worshipping ceremony)
Reach there at 630 pm and take a front seat or better take boat and see it from the front.

The ceremony is close to one hour. Its a great place to see the rituals and for photos.

Visited March 2012
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