Ganga Aarti Varanasi

Vital Information for Visitors

Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Near Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, UP.

Open & Close:

Open on all days: 05:30 AM to 12:00 PM

04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Entry Fees:



45 minutes

Dedicated To :

River Ganges worshipped as Mother Ganga

Aarti Schedule:

Daily evening

Aarti Time Winter:

06:00 PM

Aarti Time Summer:

07:00 PM

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi was commenced in 1991, assimilating grandeur and many other finer aspects of Ganga Aarti on Har Ki Paidi in Haridwar. The Ganga Aarti in Varanasi has now become very popular as a major tourist attraction among domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kashi has fully adapted the tradition of Haridwar. The culture of Varanasi is inherently integrated with the river Ganga and its religious significance. Kashi, meaning ‘city of light’, is considered as the city of religion, work and salvation, symbolic of three prongs of Shiva’s Trishul (trident). Varanasi has been known all over the globe as the seat of culture, ‘sadhna’ & art. Water flowing down the Ganges at that time is completely bathed in light. Dashshwamedh Ghat, where the evening Ganga arti takes place, is a historical site where King Divodas performed ten Ashwamedh Yajna. This ghat was historically first constructed in the present form by Peshwa Bajirao.

Kashi Vishwanath, Ganga, ghats and Ganga aarti are famous attractions of the city of ‘Dharma’ and spirituality – Varanasi. Ganga Aarti is conducted on a dais facing river Ganga by seven young priests under the tutelage of Gangotri Seva Samiti. The priests utter holy hymns of the Vedas and Upanishads along with billowing conch shells. Fragrance sticks, oil lamps and camphor are burnt following centuries old traditional rituals. The priests wear religiously sanctioned traditional dress. The dais is decorated colorfully. The viewers sit on the stone-steps and the boats, knotted together. The worship of Ganga is basically showing reverence by performing religious rituals along with chanting of ‘mantras’. Thousands of faithful and tourists gather to watch Ganga Aarti daily. Though the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi performed 365 days a year but the grandest aarti takes place during Kartik Purnima (in October/ November).

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