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Har ki Pauri

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Address: Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: +91 98378 48433
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Description: Har Ki Pauri (Hindi: हर की पौड़ी) is a famous ghat on the banks of the...
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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Har ki Pauri is the main attraction in Haridwar. OK place to visit. Comparatively cleaner place. Aarti is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Har ki Pauri is the main attraction in Haridwar. OK place to visit. Comparatively cleaner place. Aarti is good.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Har ki Paudi in the evening has one of the best Arti but in the afternoon the place is very populated and polluted too. It is a sacred place but watching people bathing with soaps and washing their clothes, throwing dirt, flowers, diyas etc in the water was not a good feeling. Viewing the river clean and pure in Rishikesh... More 

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is the main attraction in Haridwar. The place is nice and calming. The Ganga aarti starts around 5.30 or little late in summers. Its a beautiful sight to see all floating diyas when the sun sets, though at the same time I kept feeling that river gets polluted due to all this. I found it over-commercialized like most holy... More 

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tiruppur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Brahma Kund is the place at Har Ki Pauri. Where the Divine Nectar felt. Just have a holy dip at Har Ki Pauri and let our sins washed. Water is awesome. Ofcourse it is ganges. Pure Crystal Clear Water gushing from mountains. Have a holy and enjoyable dip there.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Har-ki-pauri is the most happening place of Haridwar. It is the place where the Ganga Aarti is performed every evening. The shops and restaurants are also mostly located around this area. People mostly take their holy bath at this place. Always crowded with people and buzzing with life, Har-ki-pauri is a place which is almost synonymous with Haridwar. If... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the HOLIEST cities with special significance to HINDUS of Asian decendants.Been there a couple times before and made the rtip with family again this time.The city has a landscape that is just so inviting in itself with mountain regions that are manageable with with not much effort and enjoy enticing panaromic scenery with waterways and mountains and awesome... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is known for the holy bath, so its advisable to take during the visit to Haridwar. Avoid the pandits and pandas roaming around trying to make fool of you in the name of offering prayers for your ancestors.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A holy dip at the Mother Ganga is sought to be a purifying activity for body and soul. Take a dip, perform puja and feel close to the majestic Indian mythology. There is a big market place to buy souvenirs for family and friends. And a lot of eating local options.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The hotel priest ensured that we had a next to River Ganges spot to witness the aarati. A sight never to be forgotten.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Amazing place. Very beautiful as well as pious place. Ma Ganga flowing freely and when you live up some moments on the bank of Ganga, after Ganga Aarti it is very awesome feeling. Visit this place very often, even taken bath on chilly day of December 25. Must visit and dont forget to take dip in Ganga. Keep Ganga clean.

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