The Dashashwamedh or Dasashwamedh Ghat is found at the cultural and religious city of Varanasi, in the northern part of India. It is the most famous and considered to be the most spectacular main ghat found along the sacred Ganges River. Other famous landmarks located near the ghat is the Jantar Mantar created by the Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur and the Vishwanath Temple.
Dasashwamedh literally means “the riverfront of ten sacrificed horses”, which is related to one of the two Hindu mythologies where Lord Brahma killed ten horses during the Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna for Lord Shiva. Another version of this myth relates that the ghat [Read more…]