Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the most important Ghats
of Varanasi. Dasaswamedh literally means the Ghat (river front) of ten
sacrificed horses. According to legends ten horses were sacrificed by
Lord Brahma to allow Lord Shiva to return from a period of banishment.
In spite of the fact that Dasaswamedh is one of the oldest Ghats of
Varanasi, dating back to many thousand years, the Ghat has remained
unspoilt and clean.
Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful riverfront view. A large
number of Sadhus can be seen performing religious rites on this Ghat.
Devotees must not miss the opportunity of visiting the Dasaswamedh Ghat
in the evening when after Aarti, thousands of earthen lamps are immersed
in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps give a divine
look to the river at dusk.