Haridwar is famous for Har ki Pauri and it's Ganga Aarti. Ganga aarti means worship of Ganga. Lots of people visit this place for Ganga aarti everyday at 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Daily). The priest hold large fire bowls in their hands, the bells in the temples at the Ghat start ringing and the chants of mantras flowing out in the air. People float diyas, with flowers on Ganga. The shadow reflects on the river and lighting diyas on flowing Ganga looks so beautiful that cannot be expressed in words. It is a very fascinating experience to participate in the Ganga Aarati performed in the evening at Har Ki Pauri. This place is famous for its Ganga Aarti at dusk among tourists as well as devotees.
Mythology about Har Ki Pauri
Har Ki Pauri was built in 1st century by Raja Vikram. His brother Bhratuhari did Austerity here for Lord Vishnu. After his Austerity Lord Vishu appeared and gives him blessings. From there this place is named as Har Ki Pauri (Foot Prints of God). Places where drop of nectar fell down are Nasik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad. That's why Kumbh Mela Festival is also organized in Haridwar.
Timings of aarti at Har Ki Pauri
Every day at evening aarti starts from 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm and at morning it starts from 5:30 am to 6:30 am at Har Ki Pauri. Many people visit Har Ki Pauri for Ganga aarti.
How to reach Har Ki Pauri
Har Ki Pauri is located at the centre of the city. You can reach easily from Haridwar bus stand as well as from the Railway station by hiring auto or rickshaw. Nearest railway station to reach Har ki Pauri is Haridwar railway station which is 3 km away from there and airport at Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun is 33 km away from this place.
Location of Ganga Aarti
Ganga Aarti is located in In Haridwar ( At Har ki Pauri). You can view its location on Google Map below.