Let colours speak to you and the spectacle of devotion bedazzle your soul at the most lively ghat of Varanasi.
Located not too far away from Swami Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the biggest and main ghats of this holy city.
There are two myths related to this Ghat involving the creator of the universe Lord Brahma and the preserver of the universe Lord Vishnu.
As per one myth, Lord Brahma sacrificed (medh) 10 (Das) horses (aswa) during the Dasa – Ashwamedha yajna( fire ceremony) here. Other involved him creating this ghat in order to welcome Lord Vishnu.
Sitting on the steps of this ghat and observing people drenching in spirituality is one of the top things to do here. And if you still have room for more, an evening here will be even more blissful. Why? That’s because they will be filled with prayers dedicated to fire god, Lord Shiva, River Ganga, Surya (Sun) and the whole universe.
Wait! Did we tell you that staged fire and dance routines also take place here?
Places to visit nearby: Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Raja Man Singh.