Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

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Witness a traditional Hindu prayer at Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, one of the area's most-visited ceremonies along the river. Set atop a ghat, or flight of riverfront steps, the prayer involves chanted verses along with bells and drums played by devotees. You can visit and watch as large numbers of leaf boats, filled with flowers and topped with oil candles, are set afloat on the Ganges. Alternatively, stop by one of the many nearby stalls to grab a lantern of your own and add it to the flotilla. Note that two other holy rivers, the Saraswathy and the Yamuna, join with the Ganges here. Use our Rishikesh trip builder to add Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat and other attractions to your Rishikesh vacation plans.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat are two most important places for Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh. Hundreds of devotees participate these holy Aarties daily at both.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Equivalent to the Ganga Arti at Varanasi and Haridwar, Rishikesh offers excellent Ganga Arti at a relatively lesser crowded group of people. If you are lucky enough, you yourself may get a chance to s...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    As the fixed time we enjoyed this place at arti time in the evening. The best place for that mandatory Ganga Aarti participation. Involve, perform and be blessed in this beautiful setting with the maj...  more »
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  • July 13, 2017
    Worth it to to watch evening prayer...typically starts at 7:30 during summer time. Takes about 30 - 40 minutes long. Approach is from main road and walking via a bazaar. Average cleanliness.
  • June 24, 2017
    Confluence of 3 rivers. The view of shivaliks is breathtaking. However it has been transformed into a market place making it so noisy and dirty. The beauty of the ghat is lost.
  • June 29, 2017
    Ganga Aarti of this ghat is famous. You have to reach early to participate. You will fell blessed here. Also you will find nice food in market while walking to the ghat through market.
  • July 14, 2017
    Good place to take bath in holy river Ganga if you don't know how to swim in "rivers" don't go too much inside else you ends with finishing your life.
  • June 30, 2017
    Good place to see evening aarti and a fountain is also there. Good place to just sit at the banks of river and enjoy the cold water.

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