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Dasaswamedh Ghat

The most important and busiest of all ghats, the Dasaswamedh Ghat is also the oldest of all. The Kashi Viswanathar Temple is on the banks of this ghat and thus is the most popular with locals as well tourists. The main attraction is the evning aarti here and also the sight of people busy in their daily activities and religious rituals such as worships, cremations and others.
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At the end of the day had Thandai with Bhaang (desi cannabis). It was an amazing experience after having this. I was literally not in my senses for next 2-3 hours.
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The most popular Evening Ganga Aarti is performed in this ghat. It is a one-hour spectacle performed beautifully. More on this in a different post.
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Dasaswamedh Ghat is considered to be the main ghat of Varanasi. It is the closest ghat to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and most lively ghat in the city. According to a legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during a yagna performed here hence named as Dasashwamedha Ghat (Dasha means ten, Ashwa means horse and ashwamedha is a type of yagna performed by sacrificing horses).
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Dashashwamedh Ghat
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Dashashwamedh Ghat is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the oldest ghat. As per hindu legends Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna and hence the name. It is famous for evening aarti (fire prayer), the most spectacular thing one can witness while in Varanasi. You can also opt for Ganga vihar(boating) while aarti to get a panoramic view.