Photographer's Note

Hello everybody

I captured this image at the end of October, 2009 when I traveled Benaras. This is an evening view of Daswasmedh Ghat in Benaras, most busy bathing ghat.

Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the most important Ghats of Varanasi (Benaras). Dasaswamedh literally means the Ghat (river front) of ten sacrificed horses. According to legends ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Lord Shiva to return from a period of banishment. In spite of the fact that Dasaswamedh is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi, dating back to many thousand years, the Ghat has remained unspoilt and clean.

Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful river front view. You see a large number of Sadhus performing religious rites on this Ghat. Devotees must not miss the opportunity of visiting the Dasaswamedh Ghat in the evening when after Aarti, thousands of earthen lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps give a divine look to the river at dusk. It is really a beautiful place.

best wishes to all.


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