• Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat


It is one of the most famous Ghats of Kashi from the religious-cultural and historical point of view. In the Puranas, the name of this ghat is found Rudrasar (Kashikhand). According to tradition, it was named Dashashwamedha after Brahma performed the ten Ashwamedha Yagyas.In the context of naming the ghat, Kashi Prasad Jaiswal is of the opinion that in the second century AD, after defeating the Kushanas, the kings of Bharshiva performed ten Ashravamedha yagyas on this part of the Ganges in Kashi, the abode of their adorable god Shiva, from which the ghat was named Dashashwamedh. It is also mentioned in the five major pilgrimages of Kashi in Matsya Purana, but here it is related to the name Dashashwamedha. The pucca construction of the ghat was done by Bajirao Peshwa (1735 AD). The largest number of people who take bath in the Ganges on daily and special occasions is at this ghat. Grand Ganga Aarti is performed every day from 6 pm to 7 pm (summer and winter/sunset time), which is the focal point of tourist attraction. Maha Aarti is organized on special festivals.