Dashashwamedh Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

The most sacred river in our country is the Ganges River and the holiest citadel on its banks is the religious city of Banaras or Varanasi. In olden days the city was famous by the name of Kashi and many still call it the same. The Ghats or the urbane riverbank in this city is the main epitome of its culture. One of the most decorated and popular Ghats in Varanasi is the Dashashwamedh Ghat. From its mythological background to its historical one and from its architecture to its invocations, everything is holy and grand. The way to the Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most highlighted one as it is on this road stands the epic Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

According to the legends the Dashashwamedh Ghat was constructed by Lord Brahma to welcome Lord Shiva, the Vishwanth, to his earthly abode. It also said that Lord Brahma invoked the horse sacrificial pyre at this Ghat to commemorate this auspicious moment, hence the naming. Historically, the Dashashwamedh Ghat was built in two stages, first by Peshawa Balaji Bajirao of Maratha and then by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. The pristine white temples and centuries old mahals on this riverbank induces fervent devotion among everyone. The scene of the Ganges River, the faraway castles, the colors of the day, the vibrancy of the Banaras City, the hymns of pilgrimage and the smell of delicacies makes every visitor a devotee. The Ganga Aarati in the evening and the boat ride on the Ganges are the two must do tourism activities at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Aarti Timings

Dashashwamedh Ghat Aarti Timings starts at 07:00 PM to 07:45 PM in Summer and in Winter starts at 06:00 PM to 06:45 PM

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