Dashashwamedh Ghat


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.


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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