Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar is a well know Ghat on the banks of the river Ganga. Every day over thousands of pilgrims visits Har Ki Pauri for bathing in the prosperous river Ganga. It is believed that a dip in the river Ganga will wash away their sins or Karma and provide Moksha.
In the word “Har Ki Pauri”, “Har” means “Lord Shiva” “Ki” means “of” and “Pauri” means “steps”. It’s been said that in the Vedic times Lord Vishnu and Shiva have visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri.
Har ki Pauri Ganga Aarti
Ganga Aarti is something you can’t miss at Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar. It is organized twice every day, in the morning at sunrise and in the evening at sunset. Starting time will depend on sunrise and sunset timing at Haridwar. But usually, in the morning it starts from 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM or 6:30 AM and in the evening it starts from 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM or 7:00 PM.
The evening Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri is comparatively more famous than Morning Ganga Aarti. Thousands of people gather on both the banks of river Ganges to sing its praises.
Kumbh Mela is a sacred festival of Hindu religion, where millions of devotees bath in Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain, and Nashik. In Haridwar, it is organized at Har ki Pauri. The Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place every six years.
Haridwar is very famous for street food. Mohanji Puri wale at Har ki Pauri is one outlet you can’t miss if you are in Haridwar. It’s hardly 100 m from Har ki Pauri. The Mohanji Puri wale serves delicious Puri Subzi, Kachori Subzi, Halva and Lassi.
How to reach?
The distance between Delhi to Haridwar is around 250 km and it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Haridwar by road. You can also reach Haridwar by train. There are several trains which commute from Delhi to Haridwar every day, and the average time taken is around 6-7 hours.