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Har ki Pauri

Address: Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: +91 98378 48433
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Roorkee, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing atmosphere. Must visit place. Dip in holy ganga takes away all the sins. Evening Aarti is must watch. Its better to reach early at Aarti to get place near water bank.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Har ki Paudi is the place where the ganga arti is performed twice in a day. You should take your holy dip in the morning to avoid the crowd and should watch the arti in the evening. It's mesmerising and no words can describe the feeling if you have come here for a religious trip

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new delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand . The Holy river Ganges flows touching this ghat. As per Hindu faith every one gets purified by taking a bath in this river on the banks of Har ki Pauri. This ghat is the major attraction of the holy city of Haridwar.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Dont miss the Ganga arti on the ghats and ..an evening stroll in the by lanes and markets near har ki pauri... this place is awesome...and authorities have done great to keep them clean. Ganga Arti can be arranged in a better and planned manner ..so that people can see it with more relaxation

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Har Ki Pauri is the most popular ghat on the banks of river Ganges in Haridwar and it is the nerve centre of all activity in this religious city. The ghat has many small temples where the famous ganga aarti takes place every morning and evening. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Take a bath and you will feel refreshed. Sit on the steps after sunset and the tranquility that shrouds that place during that time of the day is very enjoying! A cool breeze always flows around and the mere sight of the fast flowing Ganges is very pacifying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

i visited specially for ganga snaan at evening.bt the best time to have ganga snaan is the mid of day .bt beware of pandits where u kept yur belongings they can steel your belongings. frm my view avoid to valuable when you r going to ghat for snaan and enjoy freely. and after that eat puri sabji from pandit ji... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the place where River Ganga enters plains through Brahma kund and here Hari paduka( foot prints of Lord Vishnu) are also present,so it is considered as the most sacred and important bathing ghat. some years back it was very neat and clean, we used to go there to take bath, at least four times a year ( ashad,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very divine experience. Visited here may be dozen time and will visit again but few things to share. Why not these self appointed religious preachers stay away from such holy place. They keep disturbing you by nonsense stuff. Their spiritual knowledge is ZERO but want you to carry out PUJA and so on. Public also throw away plastic, polythene and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Worth to visit. Was cleaner some years ago but still worth to visit. I would not suggest to go now dip in the ganges. But still would go for a prayer. I visited, did a prayer and washed just my face in the ganges. Nearby u can do very good shopping. The best part is the food nearby. Do try... More 

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