Ganga aarti - Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar Review

Ganga aarti

Review of Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar

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  • Very Good 44
  • Good 23
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Pradyumna b Ramesh

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  • Pradyumna b Ramesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  1306 readers

"Ganga aarti"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2017
The holy Place where Ganga aarti is performed everyday during sunset. Try staying on the other side to get the proper view of the aarthi, try reaching there an hour before to get a front view.
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Santhavathi  S

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  • Santhavathi S
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  242 readers

"Good spiritual experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2017
The Ganga aarti performed at sunset is a very good spiritual experience. The aarti at sunrise is not as grand as the sunset one, but experiencing the sunrise on the banks of the Holy River Ganga and having a Bath is a MUST one anyone would love. So don't miss the sunrise and sunset at Har Ki Pauri.
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Abhinav Sudan

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  • Abhinav Sudan
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  • 65 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  5500 readers

"Should come first on the bucket list"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2017
This place is highly sacred and everyone after coming to Haridwar should visit and take a holy dip here. The evening aarti at the Ganga Ghats looks very beautiful with small diyas floating on the Ganges. Worth capturing the enchanting view.
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Digvijay Sharma

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  • Digvijay Sharma
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 33 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  3467 readers

"The Gateway to God"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2017
Har ki Pauri as the name suggest the gateway to god. Located on the Ganga bank... This area is a holy place for all Hindus. Clean and neat area. The whole environment was just echoing with aarti and temple bells sound. All age people were bathing in the holy river. Facility are good.
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Maneesh Saxena

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  • Maneesh Saxena
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 28 photos
  • 165 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  1938 readers

"Divine Place for Hindus"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2017
I visited this beautiful, peaceful and wonder place. Excellent silence. Full of divine vibrations. Once you enter in this place you can easily connect with the divine energy. I was mesmerized by it's beauty and serenity in pictures and flow of holy river Ganga. There nothing beautiful to watch the Ganga at evening.
If you are looking for a peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance then surely visit Haridwar at evening specially aarti /worship time.
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About Har Ki Pauri (Religious Place)

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Har Ki Pauri, one of the most famous places in Haridwar, is believed to be the exit point of River Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. In addition, this sightseeing is also among one of the five main holy sites of Haridwar. According to another legend, it is believed that at this place, two great Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu appeared during the Vedic era. Since then the place is considered to be sacred.

In addition, it is also said that Lord Brahma, who is the Hindu God of Creation, performed a yagna at this place. Moreover, according to the chronicles of history, an imprint of holy foot of Lord Vishnu is present on one of the stones of this ghat, which is indicative of the name.

Har Ki Pauri, popularly known as Brahm Kund, was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, Brithari. It is said that Brithari used to mediate on the banks of River Ganges.

According to a popular belief, it is said that a dip in the holy water of this ghat relieves a person of all his sins. In addition, the place is also a venue for performing several religious rituals such as 'upanayan', 'mundan', 'asthi visarjan' and 'shraddha', which are carried throughout the year.

After every twelve years, the auspicious fair of Hindus, the Kumbh mela, is organised at this place. Famous for Ganga Aarti, large number of tourists throng the place in evening so as to attend aarti.

Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the same place where the divine nectar fell from celestial Kumbh. Some of the other attractions located on this ghat are the two famous temples, Ganga Mandir and Haricharan Mandir.
 

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