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Haridwar Har ki Pauri Ghat
Haridwar Har ki Pauri Ghat is the holy place located at the bank of the river Ganga at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. This place is the end point of the river Ganga from the mountains and enters into the plain region. People believe that taking a dip in the river will eliminate the sins and can attain Moksha. Because the word Har ki Pauri means “Steps of Lord” which are formed on the arrival of Lord Shiva and Vishnu present on the stone of the ghat. Ganga Aarti is the main attraction here. For more details about its History, Har ki Pauri Aarti Timings, Har ki Pauri Photos scroll down to the below following details
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According to the legends, there was a battle happened after Sheera madana between Devas and Asuras for the Amrit which is formed by churning the Sheer Sagar(Ocean). But Asuras grabbed Amrit from Devas. Knowing this Lord Vishnu turned into a girl in order to attract Asuras and to collect the nectar from them. Meanwhile, Asura got to know the truth and chased Lord Vishnu. During the chase, the drops of nectar fallen in the four places namely Haridwar, Nasik, Allahabad, and Ujjain. In Haridwar, the drop had fallen in the place of Hari ki Pauri which is now calling Brahmakund.
During the period 1st Century, King Vikrmaditya built this ghat in the memory of his brother Bharthari, who used to meditate here.
Har ki Pauri Aarti Timings
As this is the holy place of river Ganga, the priest will perform aarti and offer prayers to the river Ganga. This is the special attraction of the place Har Ki Pauri. This Aarti is about to perform twice in a day i.e Morning and evening depending on the sunrise and sunset. Generally, it takes place
- Morning Timings: Between 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
- Evening Timings: Between 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
After performing aarti by the priest, every devotee will get a chance to leave earthen lamps.