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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After aarti we(me , my wife my friend and his wife ) stayed back. It was little cloudly with occassional drzzle. The river was at its spate. We really enjoyed sitting there and chit chatting so were other persons. The tranquility was shattered by few rowdies , most probably drunk who came there and started doing all sorts of Nonsense.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Its my fifth visit to haridwar ..aarti is the best part of har-ki-paudi and har-ki-paudi is the best part of haridwar visit..i never miss evening aarti. Its a divine experience. Huge loads of pilgrims visiting har-ki-paudi everyday..even in rainy time you can see the rush. you need to take a token ticket of 10 rs. ..reach early say 5:30 pm... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited this place at 11 PM. Since it was late night the place was absolutely free of commotion. I could buy a container and fill the holi Ganga water. The experience was a pure bliss. Jai Ganga Maa.

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Shimla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is the most sacred ghat for hindu relegion people. After bathing here it is believed that all your ill deeds are washed away and u become a pure person again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is lot to be done to improve the hygiene level of this place. Lot of pilgrims are using open grounds for relieving themselves. and this is the worst that can happen on the banks of this beautiful canal of the Ganges

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are visiting to Haridwar then you should not miss Ganga Arti. This is the main attraction of Haridwar.You can feel the spirituality

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Really beautiful Place....I have just visited on 16th Aug. Just take a Bath and feel the cold breeze of Ganga in your Body....Awesome feeling. After Bath i just sit on the Har ki Paudi for a while waiting for my wife to change. The feeling was awesome and awestruck... Must visit place, Ganga Maiyaa ki Jai Ho.....!!!!!!!!

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Ganga is brilliant although a bid muddy and cold. Lovely bath at the Brahma Kund. I would prefer to go and have a bath early in the morning or in the evening after the Sandhya Aarti. Dont miss that

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