Dashashwasmedh Ghat

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  • Address: Varanasi U.P 221001, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +91-9015666524
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Water Body, Landmark, View Point

Dashashwasmedh Ghat - Review

The sound of the conch is a call for prayers. Come to the Dasaswamedh Ghat to rejoice in the Agni Puja. Young priests in saffron coloured dhotis starts the aarti by chanting mantras and songs. They light up brass lamps and incense sticks next to the puja thali.  This aarti is a dedication to Lord Shiva, River Ganges, Surya, (sun) Agni (fire) and the whole universe.

Dashashwasmedh Ghat is one of the oldest, most spectacular and important ghat. It is located at the bank of the river Ganges near the old Vishwanath Temple. The literal meaning is Dash which means 10, ashwas meaning horse and medh mean sacrifice. There are two mythologies about the ghat. One says Lord Brahma created the ghat to welcome Lord Shiva back from a period of banishment. The other is that Lord Brahma sacrificed 10 horses in a spiritual ritual here. The Dashashwasmedh Ghat was built by the Bajirao Pesava I in 1740 AD. It was restored in 1774 by the Queen of Indore, Ahilyabai Holkar.

Dashashwasmedh is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi yet it remains unspoilt and clean. This ghat is famous for the Agni Puja. But a group of sadhus can be seen performing religious activities throughout the day and night. Historically, it is considered as the most favourite and main ghat among the Hindu devotees. It attracts foreigners and pilgrims from all over the world. Along the ghat, there are various religious temples as well as tourists’ destinations. Some of the devotees come here daily in the morning to pay homage. They bathe in the holy Ganges and then offer prayers. The Ghat evokes spiritual thoughts and people meditate here on a daily basis. The beautiful environment, cool, fresh air at the break of dawn is heavenly. Sun rise and Sun set over the water of the Ganges adds glorious colours.

The Ganges Aarti is performed every evening after sunset. Thousands of earthen lamps are immersed in the Ganges. The floating lamps gives the water an ethereal touch. Sit in a boat in the water and watch the lamps float by. A maha Ganges aarti held at the ghat at Kartik Purnima attracts unbelievable crowd.

Dashashwasmedh Ghat Information

  • It’s a mystic, enchanted and spiritual place.
  • It can be very slippery next to the water’s edge, so be careful.
  • Come early for the evening aarti, it can get crowded very soon.
  • Traffic can be quite intense, so be prepared to get stuck in jams.
  • The pundits perform pujas in perfect sync. 

Restaurants Near Dashashwasmedh Ghat

  • Blue Lassi: Indian
  • Lotus Lounge: Continental
  • The place Ngo Outlet cafe: Cafe, Indian, Contemporary
  • Shree cafe Vegetarian Restaurant: Indian, Continental

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  • Dashashwasmedh Ghat Address: Varanasi U.P 221001, India
  • Dashashwasmedh Ghat Contact Number: +91-9015666524
  • Dashashwasmedh Ghat Timing: 24-hrs
  • Dashashwasmedh Ghat Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Dashashwasmedh Ghat: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashashwamedh_Ghat
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dashashwasmedh Ghat

  • 95% of people who visit Varanasi include Dashashwasmedh Ghat in their plan

  • 37.31% of people start their Dashashwasmedh Ghat visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dashashwasmedh Ghat

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

51.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dashashwasmedh Ghat

People normally club together A Palace On The River Rashmi Guest House and Yoga Education Training Society while planning their visit to Dashashwasmedh Ghat.

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Dashashwasmedh Ghat, Varanasi Reviews

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  • This place is one the most famous ghats of Varanasi. Every evening you go there you can easily find some rituals or puja being performed there. This part of Varanasi remains crowded in comparison to other ghats. There are lots of shop in the lane of this ghats where one can try Varanasi food or its garment. 4-8 pm is the best visiting time in this ghats.

  • I love this place. calm environment on the Bank of ganga River. There is many shopping malls and showrooms. Everything is available in this area.

  • Strongly recommended to visit. Every time I go there I find this place new. I have great stories from this place.

  • One of the best and known ghat of Varanasi. Boat facility are available you can use to cross the river so that in relaxed mood you can dip in holy river Ganga . and from other side view of ghat are spectacular. Here in the evening you can enjoy famous Ganga aarti offering to the holy river of India for their contribution to the people of India living on their banks

  • The beautiful seen of ghats where you know what's is being to be in varansi. Specially there arti is very scrumptious

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