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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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Address: Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
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+91 98378 48433
04:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Ganga Aarti Means Prayer for the River Ganges. The Ganga is holy river in...

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.


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.25 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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Really Excellent view of Ganga Aarti in Haridwar. Words cannot describe the feeling I felt here. Suggesting to everyone please once go their.

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Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really Excellent view of Ganga Aarti in Haridwar. Words cannot describe the feeling I felt here. Suggesting to everyone please once go their.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reached in time time to experience the ganga aarti. Now the comparison !! I recently went to varansi as well and by no means is this is a patch on the original beauteous ganga by the ghats nor the mesmerizing, in sync synchronized n power ganga aarti meticulously and religiously performed at day break and dusk everyday by assi/ dashwamedh... More 

Thank chandrapriti
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Went for Aarti the first night I got to Haridwar and was very spiritual being a Hindu to be at one of the most sacred places. Words cannot describe the feeling I felt here.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crowding on the ghat is the only negative but it can not be avoided as everyone wants to see the charm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Ganga Aarthi but crowded. Make sure go there around 4.30 pm to get a good view of Ganga Aarthi. Best location would be around clock tower opp the Har Ki Pauri. Shoes can be placed in the shoe storehouse by giving some donation 😊

Thank Deena M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go early to get a good seat near the priests - the aarti starts at sunset so you need to go an hour before. The ghats are pretty wet so sit in back of the priests. You'll still have a good view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are no words to describe the spirituality of this Holy place. You just have to be there to experience it.

Thank chetan20162016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

holy place and ganga aarti is the marvellous experience to us as well as all travellers . if you would like to explain a memorable experience visit haridwar and participate in ganga aarti

Thank Pawan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could not see Sandya aarti on first two days due to late coming. There was lot of worshippers and devotees and ghats facing the temples were already crowded. On last day of our trip, we were determined to experience the whole rituals of Sandya Arti. We reached the ghats early before sun has set and could see Sandhya Arti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We participated in the aarti on the side of the river with the pujaris (priests). If I have another opportunity, I would like to watch from the opposite side of the river. The chanting actually begins well before sunset, so plan on spending more than an hour at aarti. (From either side of the Ganges!)

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