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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 endpoint of the river Ganga from the mountains and enters into the plains 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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History of Haridwar Har ki Pauri Ghat:
According to the legends, there was a battle happened after kshir madana between Devas and Asuras for the Amrit which is formed by churning the Kshir 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 fell in the 4 places namely Haridwar, Nasik, Allahabad, and Ujjain.
In Haridwar, the drop had fallen in the place of Haridwar Har ki Pauri Ghat which is now calling Brahmakund.
During the period 1st Century, King Vikramaditya built this ghat in the memory of his brother Bharthari, who used to meditate here at Haridwar Har ki Pauri Ghat.
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. Har ki Pauri Aarti Timings 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