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 Aarti in the evening and the boat ride on the Ganges are the two must do tourism activities at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.