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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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  • Copyright: dwaipayan das (adidas5nb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 394 W: 0 N: 736] (4498)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-16
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 9:46
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