About Har Ki Pauri the place to be visited in Haridwar.
Har Ki Pauri is one of the most famous ghats, oldest centers in India on the banks of River Ganga, located in Uttarakhand. The place is having large footprints, Lord Vishnu, in the stone wall. This is literally meant as Har means “Lord Shiva”, Ki means “Of” and Pauri means “Steps”.
Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the exit point of Ganges from the mountains and enter into the plains. This is the place where Ganga Aarthi is offered and is considered as Brahm Kund. Brahm Kund is the place where Nectar (Amrit) fell and is considered to be the most auspicious ghats in Haridwar. Numbers of devotees gather here from all over the world and have a dip will wash away their sins and gives Moksha.
During Kumbh Mela, the ghat witnesses the devotees converge and festivities which is celebrated one’s in 12 years, Ardh Kumbh Mela the is celebrated one’s in 6 years, Punjabi Festival of Vaisakhi a harvest festival celebrated in the month of April.
On the remembrance of Bhatrihari, the brother of King Vikramaditya this Ghat is constructed. During the half-moon, the diyas were lit and were left into the Ganga River. This is believed that that the footprint of Lord Vishnu made the area hallow and the riverbank is formed.
Har Ki Pauri Aarti Timings
Every Evening at Sunset, priests offer Ganga Aarti to the river and thousands of devotees witness this event. The priest offers Aarti by holding a large fire bowl in the hands and start ringing gongs, chanting Ganga Mata and Lord Shiva. The Riverbank presents the most enchanting sight.
The entry is free for the devotees who visit the place.
The place will be open all the time
Time to Spend
One can spend a maximum of 1 to 2 hours.
Kumbh Mela, Holi, Vaisakhi are the festivals celebrated at Har Ki Pauri.
Every evening on the Ghat Aarti offered to the River Ganga and will be like a festival mood, a large number of devotees attend the Aarthi.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Har Ki Pauri is during the months of March to June i.e., during summers.
How to Reach
Haridwar to Har Ki Pauri – 5 KM and time required to reach is 10 minutes on vehicle and 1.7 KM by walk and can reach within 21 minutes.
Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401, India.
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