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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Ganga Arati at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Dashashwamedh Ghat is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu mythologies are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses in a Yagna here. A group of priests daily perform in the evening at this ghat "Agni Pooja" (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganges, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the whole universe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Varanasi., India
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © KRISHNASIS GHOSH