"Dashashwamedha Ghat, included in the five tirthas on the Panchatirthi Yatra, lies past the plain, flat-roofed building that houses the shrine of Shitala."
It is extremely popular, even in the rainy season when devotees have to wade to the temple or take a boat.
Dashashwamedha is Varanasi’s most popular and accessible bathing ghats that has rows of priests sitting on wooden platforms under bamboo umbrellas. Its name means ‘sacrifice of ten horses’ and is derived from a complex series of sacrifices performed by Brahma to test King Divodasa. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati felt that the king would fail in the test of sacrifice asked by Lord Brahma and he would be compelled to leave Kashi.
However, the sacrifices were so perfect that Brahma established the Brahmeshvara lingam here. Since that time, Dashashwamedha has become one of the most celebrated tirthas on earth, where pilgrims can reap the benefits of the huge sacrifice merely by bathing.