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Har ki Pauri

Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Haridwar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Har Ki Pauri (Hindi: हर की पौड़ी) is a famous ghat on the banks of the River GANGA in Haridwar in...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Har Ki Pauri (Hindi: हर की पौड़ी) is a famous ghat on the banks of the River GANGA in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state of India. This authentic hindu place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva" who is one Super God(Mahadeva), in Hindu theology, "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "steps". Means "Steps to Lord Shiva". It is Beleived Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu have visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Har ki pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela, which takes place once every (12)twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which takes place after every (6)six years and the Punjabi festival of Vaisakhi, a huge harvest festival occurring in the month of April, every year. We Welcome you to Visit Haridwar, and Provide us a chance to serve you with best of the best services in all terms to let you experience a perfect Visit to this Holy Place - Haridwar.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

If you are a Hindu, you should try to find the record keepers of your area. I was able to see my family tree going back many generations, including the record of my great grandfather's last rites in 1892. Names of all the relatives who came to the ghat at that time.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just a tip, Visit here in Off-season to enjoy the beauty of this place. In season its too crowdy. And also please try to keep Ganga clean. Lots of efforts are going here for that.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva" who is the god according to shaivite school of Hindu theology, "ki" means "of" and "pauri" means "steps". Lord Shiva and Lord... More 

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Bhilai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It is on the banks of river Gangas. As we know, the name "Har Ki Paudi", means 'Foot Prints of God. It is believed that both Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu visited the Brahma kund, as such it is considered to be the holiest place for taking bath. A large number of pilgrims take bath in the kund everyday.The ghats... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

This Place is much more than What I had imagined.... It is sooooo peaceful here I can't tell you .. Gangaji (yes this is how people here address it and not a river) flows day and night. And the sound of the water is again soothing to the ears. A Dip in this holy water is definitely must as it... More 

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newdelhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

though lot of commercialisation but this is one place where every hindu would eventually come . the living ones haggle . the dead dont bother.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A dip in the Ganga is always very holy for an Indian. You find a lot of people just doing that and offering their respects to this holy river. There are a lot of pujaris (priests) who will look after your belongings while you do your rituals. They will help with the process of offering your respects to the holy... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ganga river is coolly flowing.The best part of this place is evening arti, the whole atmostphere change in to pious place.The steps near ganga river and touch of water gives diffrent feelings.one feels that nearby scenes cools mind.It is called the place Haridwar means Haricharan.Actually its bottom of Himalaya.Visiting this holly place has definatelly very good deep feeling of peace... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

holy place and major land mark of haridwar....you can spend hours sitting on the steps and looking the holy river....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Water is clean, one of the most holiest place for Hindus to take a dip. Every evening can see ganga aarti, where 100s of people gather. Avoid babas who pitch for weed and beg to feed them.

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