The oldest ghat in the city of Jajpur

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On the banks of River Ganga lies the city of Varanasi. The main ghat – Daswamedha ghat is located close to the Vishwanath Temple is one of the most spectacular ghats in the city. The ghat was built in 1748 by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. In 1774, the ghat was re built by Ahilyabai Holkar, the queen of Indore. There are two Hindu legends associated with the ghat, one says that the ghat was built by Lord Bramha to welcome Lord Shiva and the other legend says that Lord Bramha sacrificed 10 horses during the Dasa- Ashwamedha yajna that was performed at the ghat. Daily at dusk, several priests perform the Ganga aarti, and also at the time of the sunset they perform the same aarti for 45 minutes. Daily many travellers and tourists gather around the ghat to watch the Ganga aarti. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Varanasi.

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