Dasaswamedh Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat:- Dashashwamedh Ghat is the fundamental ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh. It is found near Vishwanath Temple and is likely the most terrific ghat. Two Hindu legends are related to it: as indicated by one, Brahma made it to invite Shiva, and in another, Brahma relinquished ten ponies during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here.

The current ghat was worked by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao in the year 1748. A couple of many years after the fact, Ahilyabahi Holkar, the Queen of Indore remade the ghat in the year 1774. Close to the ghat, sitting above the Ganga lies the Jantar Mantar, an observatory worked by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1737.

Ganga aarti

Ganga Aarti (the custom of offering supplication to the Ganges stream) is held day by day at sunset. A few clerics play out this custom via conveying deep and dropping it here and there is a musical tune of bhajans. Special aartis are hung on Tuesdays and on strict celebrations. The Ganga Aarti begins not long after nightfall and goes on for around 45 minutes. In summer the Aarti starts at about 7 pm because of late nightfalls and in winter it begins at around 6 pm. Many individuals accumulate at the ghat each night to watch the occasion.

2010 terrorist bombing

On 7 December 2010, a low-intensity blast rocked the southern end of the aarti at the Sitla Ghat. This killed 2 people and injured 37 including 6 foreign tourists, and the Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for it.