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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

| Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
+91 1334 229 479
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Ganga Aarti Means Prayer for the River Ganges. The Ganga is holy river in India. It is worshiped as a goddess. It is providing life in the form of water to India. Every day Morning and Evening Ganga Aarti is organized at Har Ki Pauri. Morning time is approximately 05:30 AM in winter and 06:30 AM in Summer according to Sunrise. Evening time for Ganga Aarti is approximately 05:30 PM in winter and 06:30 in summer. Evening Ganga aarti is widely visited by people in stead of morning. There is no entry fees or charges for the ceremony. Evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream. This is the most amazing and soul touching spectacle. A large number of people gather on both the banks of river Ganges to sing its praises. The priest hold large fire bowls in their hands, the bells in the temples at the Ghat start ringing and the chants flowing out of lips fill the air. People float diyas (candle), with burning flickers and flowers in them as a symbol of hope and wishes .The golden hues of floral diyas reflected in the river Ganges present the most enchanting sight. Note: 01. Reach little early to get good place to view the ceremony. Best place to view the ceremony is little island type of place called Malviya Dwip. From there you can view the ceremony from front side. 02. If you do not want to sit on the floor (which is free) there are some wooden platform are there which is run by local families. They will charge you Rs.50 Per person. 03. Some fake people may come to you and ask for donations. You are not supposed to give any donation to any one. However the place and ceremony is maintained by Ganga Sabha so if you want you can donate them. 04. Try to avoid priests if you dont want to do any Pooja (prayers) because after little prayer they expect money from you.
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| Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is worth hanging around for ... starts at sunset and goes for 45mins. Not as spectacular as the one at Varanasi ... but interesting to see how good they are at extracting donations from all the faithful in the big crowd it attracts. I'm...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be their before 5:45 pm and you will enjoy the aarti! Feel the Inner peace and deep devotion towards the god.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting on the main ghat at Har Ki Pairi and seeing and experiencing the famous Ganga Aarti at sunset is a very emotional and mystical experience.We were fortunate to have reached on time and sat literally at touching distance to the main Aarti.The chanting of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very unique expirience of expiriencing the ganga arti at har ki pauri in haridwar. Was astonished to see the synchronization among so many people, THe view was also very nice and mesmerizing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an exceptional experience to witness such a magical event. One tip- Please be early to occupy the prime seats near the main ghat area

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aarti held at Har ki Paur twice daily at dawn and dusk is a most uplifting spiritual experience. One sits or stands amongst the throngs of people from all parts of India and the world, the majority of whom travel from afar to perform...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really amazing atmosphere over here. Chanting of mantra, ringing of bell and lots of diya. What a divine experience to be part of it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot miss this when in hardwar , of the attractions in the city this is the top most. take your seat 1 hour prior to the arti as ppl start getting in here quite early. Make sure you take care of the valuables as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will only feel this electrifying atmosphere around you once you visit the place. Its just awesome. I have got no words to express the beauty of this arati. Just visit in person and experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant Aarti. Arrive a bit early because it is always packed with worshipers.Be aware that if you are offered to pour milk into river by anyone on the river they will expect a donation. Which is fine , if you are aware ahead of time.

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Response from Devesh M | Reviewed this property |
You can be seated by 4 - 4:30 PM in the first row as it gets fully packed at the time of Arti.. there is no need of any prior booking. However, you might want to contribute by paying in cash to the authorized people who... More
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There are standard hotels near railway station but it all depends upon your budget. I would suggest please do not stay in any Dharamshala if you wish to maintain a particular standard. Haridwar is enjoyable many things to... More
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Haridwar is a rellative cheaper place! You would surely get one, need to find and search! But i am confident you would get, as you desire! Happy Journey!
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