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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
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Do go when the ganga is flowing as if there is no water the place does not suit well. Also the market I laden with shops..so shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Har ki Pauri is the centre of attention for all visitors at all times of the year. The place, even though in mythological terms is one of the epicentre of religious attractions, it is also tribute to human spirit. One would see people of all ages and all genes mingle together while embarrassing the great river Ganges. Evening Arati in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ganges- the most powerful, pious and pure place to visit! Beautiful site flooded with Hindu devotees, Har ki pauri is considered to be one of the most significant Hindu pilgrim. Ganga aarti is scheduled once in the morning at 6am and another in the evening at about 7ish. Don't forget taking the holy dip in Ganges. Word if caution- temperature... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It's a holy place where one can experience the power of faith for God Shiva and the Ganges. Every night there is a fantastic ceremony worth visiting

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The flow and Turbulence of Ma Ganga, Sandya Arrati, Gathering of pilgrims and tourists having Holy dip in Ma Ganga, Shops,

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Dhenkanal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva", "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "steps". Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times where the evening Ganga Aarti takes places. Each... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

all I can say is it was a wonderful visit although the place was very crowded, you just forget about it once you take a dip in the ganga and watch ganga aarti right infront of your eyes. the water in ganga is very cold so beware.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are in Haridwar, A deep in the Ganga is must. Some recommendations,- 1. carry the minimum required clothes. 2. Near Ganga Main temple a separate changing room is available for women.(MAHILA KAKSH), its free but a lady inside might ask for Rs 51 (as told by my wife), but not compulsory. 3. If only males are bathing then,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

this is a man made ghat where the water from the ganges is diverted to the ghat as the flow is very severe. you have safety chains for holding and taking the holy dip. the water is very cold so it would be better you enter one step at a time and let your body get adjusted to the temperature.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Main Pilgrimage center in Uttarakhand....beautiful tourist place....one must visit this beautiful sacred place once in his/her time...

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