Itihas of Dashashwamedh Ghat

Itihas of Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

According to Puranas, Lord Brahma had performed Dus (ten) Ashwamedha Yagya Here. By taking a bath here one gets the fruits of Ashwamedha Yagya. Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main place in the Ghats of Kashi. A group of travelers is visible here in the morning and evening. This place is also called Brahma Dwar. Its ancient name is Rudra Sarovar. With the Arrival of Ganga, Rudra Sarovar itself merged with the pilgrimage Ganga and that place remained the main pilgrimage site of Kashi and it started to be called Prayag Rajghat. Among the ghats of Kashi, three ghats are prominent, among them, this ghat is also the main one. Whatever work is done here is renewable. The present ghat was built in 1748 by Balaji Bajirao Peshwa. Aarti of Ganga ji is performed here in the morning and evening.