Dashashwamedh Ghat

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Dashashwamedh Ghat is undoubtedly the most well known ghat of Kasi. Pilgrims, travellers and Banarsis: whoever they be, they come to this ghat. To reach this ghat one has to pass a set of very old buildings, that can be seen in the image above, and Sheetla Mata’s Temple.

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There are some ghats in Kasi that are overshadowed by a neighbouring very famous ghat. Prayag Ghat is one of them. Its name is painted on a temple right in the middle of the area popularly known as Dashashwamedh Ghat.

As one climbs up the stairs of the ghat, one sees ghat-steps stalls selling colourful trinkets and various other things. A couple of metres ahead, there is a gali that leads back to the ghats.

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The ghat that comes next to Dashashwamedh Ghat is Rajendra Prasad Ghat. It is very recent in its origin because it’s named upon the first President of independent India.

 

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