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Har ki Pauri, Haridwar

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Observe Hindus perform their spiritual rituals at Har ki Pauri, on the banks of holy Ganges. See how thousands of devotees reach the end of their pilgrimage and bathe themselves in the purifying waters, a symbolic act meant to cleanse the soul. On this famous ghat (series of steps leading to the water), you can also find a large footprint on a stone wall believed to belong to the Lord Vishnu. Besides the mass bathing, many festivities (Kumbha Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, Vaisakhi) take place here on a regular basis.. Plan to visit Har ki Pauri and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Haridwar attractions using our Haridwar tourist route planner.
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  • In Mid March 2017 i went to scatter my dear Mothers ashes, this was my first visit and i was terrified because of all the stories i heard, of the area being dirty and the priests being corrupt and pla...  more »
  • Place is naturally good. Maintenance should be better. Cleanliness should be maintained. Government should ensure better security is provided to the pilgrimage.  more »
  • Haridwar or Gangadwar (ancient name) is one of the seven most sacred places accounted in Hinduism. As per Hindu mythology after the "Elexir" from sea was obtained in a well known clash of Dev and Asur...  more »
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  • During my visit on 2012, my friends actually dragged me to have a bath here. It was a holy experience to see and feel the Ganges in its different pace. Basically I have seen Ganges in Kolkata based areas. The Blue Holi river and its extreme current made a difference. The priests, the nearby people, the other people who came there to take a bath were actually point of attraction. Impressed to see how they are giving their efforts to keep the river clean as every seconds people offer leaves and flowers in the water. Some even immerse the ashes of human body to pray the eternal peace for the dead. It was a nice experience. PS: Don't miss the evening prayer. It is a spectacular thing.
  • Haridwar is the most religious Hindu pilgrimage holy city in India. We, the tour loving Hindu citizens want Haridwar to be the most pristine pure holy city over other places. But alas, it did not fulfill our expectations. The holy Ganga river, carrying clear cool water from Rishikesh and high mountains, gets spoiled here due to lack of our hygienic conscience. The people including pilgrims need to keep this city and Mother Ganga clean. The local government must apply stringent regulations to prevent pouring of city garbage, plastics and elements of rituals into holy water. For even leaves, flowers and candles the management of Ganga scheme must explore some restricted stream of Ganga to use for this holy rituals which can be filtered in regular manner. The sewage system and public latrines must be adequately placed to cover the huge pilgrimage which is quite inadequate. Hope to find Haridwar, a pristine clean city.
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  • religious place on the banks of GANGA river best place to neutralize the bad karmas take a fresh bath in ganga .the water is very cool in summer also in my experiece the "arti" time is so amazing you should see that at sharp 7o clock
  • Mesmerizing chants of Ganga Ji prayers, arati by Ganga Sabha. Evening arati starts 5.30 pm. Be there by 5.00