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Dashaswamedh Ghat

Dashaswamedh Ghat is an important ghat in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh. This ghat derives its name from the belief that Lord Brahma had performed dasa-ashvamedha ritual or the sacrifice of ten horses at this particular site. A similar ritual was performed by the Bhara Shiva Naga rulers of the second century.

Dashaswamedh Ghat is one of the busiest ghats in Varanasi, visited by hordes of pilgrims, to take a bath in the holy waters of the Ganges. Numerous temples are located nearby, making this an important pilgrim site. Proper steps and platforms were built in 1740 by Bajirao Pesava-1 and later in 1774 by Ahilyabai Holkar, the Queen of Indore.

Varanasi can be reached via Varanasi Airport or Varanasi City Railway Station.

Updated on 6th October, 2005
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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