Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the oldest, sacred, and most visited Ghat in Varanasi. It is famous for hosting the Ganga Aarti event every evening throughout the year.
Dashashwamedh Ghat which precisely means the Ghat of 10 sacrificed horses was earlier known as Rudrasaras in Indian scriptures. Lord Brahma sacrificed 10 horses here.
The first pucca ghat was built by Balaji Bajirao in 1738-40 and was later renovated by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in 1765. The present stairs were later installed by the government in 1965.