is one of the busiest ghats with a hoary history, and it is here the city's
major activities are carried out in every field of human existence. It is the
hub of the holy city, and hence the focal point for shopping, sight-seeing,
worshipping etc. It comprises a wide thriving area and is always over crowded
due to existence of fashionable shops, modern restaurants, and star category
lodges; and each one is overflowing with humans-busy with several transactions
of their own. The ghat is heavily crowded with colourful congregations of
yatris engaged in bathing and offering prayers at the behests of pandas.
Religious discourses, chanting of slokas and singing of Sankirthans fill the air
and please the soul, if one has time and taste for them. As it is very near to
the holy Viswanathji Mandir, so nothing but concourses of pilgrims going with
small copper vessels in their hands, filled with Ganga for abhishek greet your
eyes. In brief, it is the soul of Kasi and sum and substance of spiritual life.
is here the illustrious Bhrasiva kings of exceptional Valour and military powers performed Aswamedha yagas one after another. And at the completion of
tenth, they used to take demonical bath with religious fervour, attended by
pomp and splendour befitting their royalty. So it bore that name Dasaswamedha
ghat since then. The belief current in those days and even today is that a bath
after the horse sacrifice is very efficacious and is equal to soulful
salutations to Kesava. Many other odd, yet credible legends took place here.
Hence very sacred.