Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River.It is located close to "Vishwanath Temple" and is probably the most spectacular ghat.Two Hindu mythologies are associated with it:According to one,Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here.
This is the most busiest and the ancient most referred ghat. According to the myth related to Divodasa, Lord Brahma (" the creator" in the Hindu trinity gods) performed the ten-horses sacrifice (dasa-asvamedha) at this site. The historical sources infer that at this site the revivalist Hindu dynasty of the second century,the Bhara Siva Nagas had performed ten-horses sacrifice.The southern part of the ghat was made pucca in 1740 by Bajirao Pesava-1, and late in c.1774 by Ahilyabai Holkar of lndore.
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ngk (2413) 2014-02-21 10:15
Beautiful atmospheric composition!! Beautiful colors, fantastic light management!!
have a nice weekend...
jcpix (13716) 2014-02-21 20:25
Oddly enough, the big post in the middle of the frame works for this shot! :) Normally something like that would be a hindrance, but it's effective in this composition. The haze over the scene plays to the strength of the atmosphere perceived here, and the soft light enhances the overall effect. A very well balanced composition, including detail and color from side to side. You've put together and executed a strong vision of the every day life around this section of the city. Thanks for giving us this insiders perspective. Have a great weekend. Take care.
jjcordier (77502) 2014-02-21 23:30
Belle composition avec une très jolie exploitation de la lumière particulière du moment.
siudzi (34113) 2014-02-21 23:56
The scene with so many interesting elements of the street looks absolutely unique and original for me. You have found a great moment for taking the image under such a beautiful light to create a marvelous presentation. Well done! Like it!
Have a nice weekend!
SWEETFREEDOM (22966) 2014-02-22 0:02
beautiful athmosphere and colors,
InasiaJones (31498) 2014-02-22 0:05
Your shot captures perfectly the atmosphere that is prevalent in Varanasi, bathed in a foggy light that contributes to the spirituality of the place. Although I have one thousand place I want to visit on my bucket list, most urgently Nepal and Bangladesh, I think that Varanasi and Kolkata will be part of the next trip, as I need to go back there again... and again.
A simple "street scene" in appearance, but what is in it epitomizes Varanasi.
serp2000 (41012) 2014-02-22 5:51
Good illustration for so informative note. I also like this clever composition, but I really like to see the photos of this Ghat from an opposit side too. Thanks for so interesting report.
Greetings from Russia!
Nicou (125220) 2014-02-22 7:08
quel ciel très très doux sueprbe iamge avec ce ombrelles de couleurs cette ambiance légèrement brumeuse et la tour en fond grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
everlasting (14694) 2014-02-22 9:26
nice light at the busy ghats, a well presented image
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-22 19:58
I think this scene has not changed for centuries may be millenniums. Like the soft morning lights and the busy atmosphere captured. Good depth achieved in the composition. The temple in the BG acts as a nice focal point. Very good one, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (108775) 2014-02-23 11:23
Une note intéressante et aussi triste légende a cet endroit....
Une excellente gestion de la lumière et de la brume, beaucoup de détails a voir, très jolie présentation
abmdsudi (44844) 2014-02-23 18:44
Exceedingly evocative atmospheric image at the ghat filled with sumptuous colours and sublime early morning light. A finely composed record shot of religious event and an interesting scene full of life and vibrancy difficult to suggest any improvement in this stunning lighting. Well seen and worked and a tale to be told. Congrats.
Graal (98670) 2014-02-23 23:17
interesting reportage about the daily life in Varanasi. Amazing umbrellas and place for sellers. Good shot.
Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-24 3:52
like this! A lot going on and captured so succinctly. A real sense of the atmosphere of this ghat, with all the character and colours on display in this fine execution. Looks amazing and you have presented it superbly.
Have a good week - B.
Gigidusud (17005) 2014-02-24 11:18
Beautiful daily life scene with nice colors and splendid atmosphere. I like a lot!
Have a nice week.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-25 11:01
this is truly brilliant capture,which conveys so well the mood of this place.
The scene is well composed-putting stress well on the daily-life aspect of the scene.And here I´d say this warm,soft light is the feature,that makes this shot.
delpeoples (53667) 2014-03-01 22:28
Namaskar dear Dwaipayan
I really like the pink tinge to this photo, the haze which adds to the character and the vivid contrasting colours. All the items here are intriguing and fire my curiosity. What an exceptional shot of daily life in this fabled city.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day