Dashashwamedh Ghat is the primary ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is found near Vishwanath Temple and is likely the most breathtaking ghat. Two Hindu legends are connected with it. According to one, Lord Brahma made it to welcome Lord Shiva. As per another legend, Lord Brahma yielded ten stallions amid Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here. Near the ghat, sitting above the Ganga lies the Jantar Mantar, an observatory worked by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1737.
A gathering of ministers every day at night at this ghat perform "Agni Pooja" (Worship to Fire) wherein a commitment is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga (the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the entire universe. Special aartis are done on Tuesdays and on religious celebrations.
How To Reach Varanasi
Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai.
The Varanasi railway station is connected to major cities of India via rail.
Varanasi is connected to major cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states by state-run buses.
Dashaswamedh Ghat Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 5:30 in the morning to 8:30 in the evening.