Saturday, May 25th, 2024

It is surprising how the place where PM Modi performed Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi got this name.

Before any big announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi either visits a temple somewhere or goes to Kashi and offers prayers. And today, before the same big occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Banaras in the morning, then reached Namo Ghat in a cruise. He again had darshan of Kaal Bhairav ​​and after this he left to file his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat of UP.

If we talk about this place, along with the water of river Ganga, the belief of Gaga Aarti is very high religiously. Although Ganga Aarti is performed at many places, but Ganga Aarti of Kashi is very special. This is the reason why people come here from every corner of the country and foreigners are seen the most here too. Let us tell you a little history here.

Dashashwamedh Ghat Aarti was started in 1991

Let us tell you, the first Ganga Aarti was started in Varanasi in the year 1991 from Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi. Since then, Ganga Aarti is performed every evening after sunset. This aarti lasts for 45 minutes, and the flame of the lamp in the water of Ganga presents a wonderful sight. Apart from Rishikesh and Varanasi, now Ganga Aarti is also performed in Prayagraj and Chitrakoot. It is believed that Ganga Aarti removes every negative energy from the mind.

During this time there is a fair like atmosphere

During this time there is a fair like atmosphere

A grand aarti of Ganga takes place at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. By evening on the banks of Ganga, the atmosphere becomes as if you are standing in a fair. Along with the crowd of priests, people from all over the country come here only to attend the Ganga Aarti. The sound of conch shells, bells, damru and the chants of Mother Ganga seem to give a sweet solace to the ears. Ganga Aarti in Kashi is recognized all over the world, due to which thousands of people come here.

History of Dashashwamedh Ghat

History of Dashashwamedh Ghat

In the Kashi section, it is mentioned that Ashwamedha Yagya was organized at this ghat by Lord Brahma. This ghat was named Dashashwamedh Ghat because of the sacrifice of ten horses. Some scholars also believe that Nagvanshi king Veer Singh performed Ashwamedh Yagya at this place 10 times, hence it was named Dashashwamedh Ghat.

How to reach Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi

How to reach Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi

Dashashwamedh Ghat is very close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple. To reach Godaulia you will have to take an auto rickshaw or car from the bus stand or railway station. From Godaulia, one will have to walk for 5 to 10 minutes to reach the ghat, as vehicles are not allowed in the vicinity. From Banaras Cantt station you will have to go to Lahurabir, after this you can go to Dashashwamedh Ghat from here. The distance from Cantt Station to Dashashwamedh Ghat is 5.2 kilometers.

 

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