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(Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
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"Bustling with activity"

One of Varanasi’s most vibrant and vivid ghats, its name comes from the legend that Brahma sacrificed ten horses here. Teeming with flower sellers, massage and boat owners, it is a wonderful place to take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends 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.

Close to the ghat, overlooking the Ganga lies the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1737.


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