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Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a well known ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This worshipped spot is the real historic point of the sacred city of Haridwar. Truly, "Har" signifies Ruler Shiva who is said to be a god according to the school named Shaivite Rishav School of Hindu religious philosophy. The Ruler Shiva and Lord Vishnu are said to have gone to the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is an expansive foot shaped impression said to have a place with Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is the exact spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the fields. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges channel through which the Ganges is redirected just toward the north. Har Ki Pauri is likewise the range where a huge number of travelers unite and the celebrations begin amid the Kumbha Mela, which happens at regular intervals.
Aastha Sharma
After spending the evening in Tehri dam, we left for Delhi. We decided to take a halt at Haridwar to have dinner. We touched the holy waters of Ganga at Har ki Pauri and walked towards the famous Hoshiyarpuri Dhaba to please our stomachs.
Sahil Singh
This Uttarakhand city has several temples dedicated to various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. After getting freshened-up, we took an auto to Upper Road near Har Ki Pauri to visit Mansa Devi Mandir. The temple is located atop Bilwa Parvat on the Shivalik hills. Thus, we prefered to take the cable car (ropeway or locally known as Udan Khatola). From the ropeway you can see the bustling town of Haridwar, sacred River Ganga and lush greenery. This is one of the major attraction in this sacred city of Uttarakhand. We seeked the blessings from Mansa Devi – a Goddess who fulfills all your wishes (mansha) and tied a sacred or manokamna thread symbolizing our faith on the branch of a holy tree located in the temple. When we were coming down in the ropeway, the weather suddenly changed and it started raining. Our cable car stopped in the mid and trust me it was really thrilling. Thank God we landed safely and boarded a minibus to reach Chandi Devi Mandir, a temple located atop Neel Parvat. Since, this temple is located away from the main town thus there is peace all around. It is believed that Devi Kali (fierce form of Shakti) rested here after killing demons. One can reach temple either on foot or cable car. The chilled Shikanji and Jaljeera at hill top is really amazing for healing tiredness. You can buy combined tickets for both these temples for a comfortable experience.
One of the main attraction in Haridwar is 'Har-ki-Paudi' which means Lord shiva steps. This revered place is the major landmark & can be a bit crowded in day time, especially during ongoing festival season like Karthik Purnima {full moon}.
Shalini R
Har ki Pauri meaning the Footstep of God is one of the most sacred Ghats in Haridwar, at the bank of river Ganga.
Anuj Tikku
One of the most spectacular sites is the evening Ganga Arti at the Ghats in Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. This is a daily ritual that is watched by thousands as they gather around the banks of the Ganges. They witness the arti or a ritualistic prayer offered to mother Ganga by the head priests of the temples. Here, fire and Vedic chants are offered to the Ganga. Fire represents the symbol of purity as it burns all evil and purifies the soul.
Navneet Kaur
That night we insanely went for a ride and visited har ki pauri the holy ghat of ganga and took a 2am dip in the ganges. That dip was the craziest part of my trip. To be honest i haven't been here during the day so i can't really tell how it is like at that hour. But trust me, words cannot describe this place at night.Practically there are lights everywhere. It is quiet as death. Not a single living soul walks in sight. All I could hear was the splashing sound of the water of holy ganga. The water flowing away fiercely taking with it the dreadful sins of each body that took the holy dip in it (as told by our ancestors). May be that is why the ganga action plan is being implemented so sternly).Overall, it's beautiful bank to let go off everything that has ever held you back and start your life afresh !!
by first taking a dip into the holy river Ganga at “Har ki Pauri” which is the most famous ghat on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar. Literally, “Har” means “Lord Shiva “, “Ki” means “of” and “Pauri” means “steps”. Taking dip in the holy river is considered to be a detoxifying process which means that one gets a chance to get rid of the impurities of the mind and body.
nitesh ranga
washed away my sins before committing the new one's :D
Hetali Kothari
After a stroll on the shore, near the temple and the beautiful symmetric bridges built, we headed towards the streets looking around for local street food and pandits (saints) who visited Haridwar on occasion of Ardh Kumbh. It seemed like a carnival and I enjoyed the moment of sharing smiles with strangers and capturing them while they gave an inquisitive look.
Malhar Lakdawala
We were able to cover 200kms distance to Haridwar by evening we reached the “Har Ki Pauri” ghat where the evening arti takes place.
Literally meaning, the "Pond of Lord Shiva", Har Ki Pauri, attracts tourists and locals alike, throughout the year. It is customary for everyone here to take a dip into the Ganga. Plus, the evening Aarti (a public Worship of the Almighty), is a sight to remember...mantras being chanted on robust sound systems, devotees reiterating the words while lighting their earthen lamps and incense sticks. Check that out for yourself. I will spare you the details here. However, beware of fraudsters and pickpockets though; people often tend to be carried away and are less mindful of their environment, while attending huge congregations.
Anoop Menon
Found it very dirty and filthy , but food and sweet lovers paradise. Ganga Aarti is something not to be missed if you are there.
Gaurav Maurya
The Har-ki-Pauri Ghat is also known as Bhramakund and is regarded the most sacred and auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga, and taking a dip here is a sacred practice believed to wash away one's sins.
Ashish Srivastava
Har Ki Pauri
Ronik Kumar
Holiest of holy. As the elders say "If u want to perform a penance, go and take a holy dip in Ganges, at Har Ki Pauri."