Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat

This is the busiest and the ancient most referred ghat. According to the myth related to Divodasa, Lord Brahma (" the creator" in the Hind trinity gods) performed the ten-horses sacrifice (dasa-asvamedha) at this site. The historical sources infer that at this site the revivalist Hindu dynasty of the second century, the Bhara Siva Nagas had performed ten-horses sacrifice. The records many verses describing glory of this ghat. These shrines are linked to several important pilgrimage journeys. The southern part of the ghat was made pucca in 1740 by Bajirao Pesava-1, and late in c.1774 by Ahilyabai Holkar of lndore.

Dashaswamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi Ganga River. It is near at Kashi Viswanath Temple .it’s most popular ghat in Varanasi. Two Hindu legends are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedhayagya performed here.

Special aartis are held on Tuesdays and on religious festivals and Ganga Aartis are held everyday here at Dashaswamedh Ghat.


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