Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Ganga Aarti Means Prayer for the River Ganga. The Ganga is holy river in India. It is worshipped as a goddess. Every day Morning and Evening Ganga Aarti is organised by Ganga Sabha at Har Ki Pauri. Morning and evening time for Aarti is according to Sunset and Sunrise. There is no entry fees or charges for the ceremony. A large number of people gather on both side of the river Ganga to experience and take part in this amazing ceremony. Ganga Lahari Mantra is chanted while making offering to Ganga "Panchamrut" anf flowers. Last part of the Ganga Aarti is special Aarti song for river Ganga which pilgrims / visitors can hear through loud speakers. Pandits will be offering Aarti during the song with special copper "Diya". During some festivals and busy season like may june overwhelming crowd gather here specially during the evening ceremony. Place to seat is difficult sometimes. It is best to reach at least one hour before the sunset time if you want to find better place.
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SKP479
Navi Mumbai, India4 contributions
Jun 2022
OK Experience, Very crowded place.
Go At least 3 hours (1600 hrs) before start of Aarti (1900 hrs), to secure good view place. Arrange your own sheets or can get it at 15-25 rs there.
Written 25 June 2022
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ravi p
Auckland Central, New Zealand597 contributions
Jun 2022
Great place to be.. please beware of pandits.. they will rip u off in the name of donations. you just say you will give 100-200 max .. i ended up giving 1000 thinking its donation for aarthi but it goes straight into there pocket. Try to be on the other side of the ghat for good view of aarthi
Written 20 June 2022
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Sudhir
Pune District, India5 contributions
Jun 2022
Too much crowded but Aarti at its best, The arrangement on the Ghat is superb, Cleaniness well maintained, Thanks to UP Goverment for taking special care and maintaing it.
Written 18 June 2022
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Niteash
Pune, India331 contributions
May 2022
It's a site to watch. You have to arrive at least by 4:30pm or 5 pm to get a good spot to watch the arti. Try to sit on the opp side of the arti to get a nice view. The small mandirs give their space to watch and help you do arti if you pay a good price.
Written 29 May 2022
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ajaygandhi123
AHMEDNAGAR6 contributions
May 2022
The best Arti I have ever done Do it at Parmarth Tirth also its worth going there make sure that you reach by 5.30
Written 24 May 2022
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SujataM
Navi Mumbai, India3 contributions
May 2022
It is one of the best experience of Haridwar. It connects you directly with the supreme power. One cannot explain the feeling in words. Jai Ganga Maa
Written 24 May 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,755 contributions
Apr 2022
Witnessing Ganga Aarti is one of the must visit place in Haridwar. We were specially traveled to Haridwar to visit this special spiritual program. Ganga Aarti is an offering made by devotees to Goddess Ganga. River Ganga is considered as the holiest river of India and that is why this devotional ritual is done each day in these holy cities of India.

Witnessing Ganga Aarti is one of the must visit place in Haridwar. We were specially traveled to Haridwar to visit this special spiritual program. Ganga Aarti is an offering made by devotees to Goddess Ganga. River Ganga is considered as the holiest river of India and that is why this devotional ritual is done each day in these holy cities of India.

Interesting Facts about Ganga Aarti:
1. The Ganga Aarti at the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat was started in the year 1910 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Ganga Aarti is held twice a day. Morning Aarti starts at Sunrise time and Evening Aarti starts according to the Sunset timing.
2. Ganga Sabha is an NGO appoints the priests by whom the Ganga Aarti is to be performed. This NGO is there since the Ganga Aarti has started.
3. Ganga Aarti is performed in three major holy cities that are Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi. it is performed at

Har-Ki Pauri Ghat at Haridwar which is near to Clock tower area
Parmarth Niketan at Rishikesh where the residents and students learning Vedas.
Dashashwamedh Ghat at Varanasi which is near Kashi Vishwanath temple

4. Ganga Aarti will be performed with a 7 layered camphor lighting. Young priests will make the sounds using Conch shells.
5. The area within Har-ki-Pauri where the Ganga Aarti is performed is known as Brahma Kund and is considered to be the most sacred place of the Haridwar. Brahma Kund is the place where drops of Amrit fell from the Sky. It is also believed that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had visited the Brahma Kund during Vedic times. On a stone wall at the ghat, there is a large footprint that is said to be belong to Lord Vishnu.
6. Everyday more than 25000 people attend this rituals in the evening at Haridwar. During holidays and special days this number will be further high.

Tips to follow:
1. This Aarti starts in between Evening 05:30 to 06:00 at Har-Ki-Paidi Ghat. The gate of the bridge leading to the opposite bank closes by 04:30/05:00 pm. So make sure that you reach to this location before 4:30 pm
2. Other best option to watch the Aarti from the opposite end of the river Ghat which is near Clock tower area. Make sure that you reach here by 04:30 to get the right seating position to witness the Aarti from closest vicinity.
3. Do avoid confusion and there may be chances that your tourism agent may cheat you. There are many Ghats in Haridwar and at many areas Ganga Aarti will happen. But you must see the Main Ganga Aarti which is happens at Clock tower area. You can ask someone where is Har-Ki-Paidi Ghat as the main Ganga Aarti happens at this Ghat only.
4. There are a lot of Pandas hovering around Ganga Ghat offering their priestly services. Try to avoid the same. otherwise there may be chances that you will be cheated by them,
5. During Ganga Aarti, there are some people show casing them self's as Voluntaries and they will ask you to donate amount for Ganga Aarti activities. I was not sure about them. So I have not donated. Take decision Carefully.
Written 8 May 2022
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Manish S
12 contributions
Apr 2022
The evening aarti is also called the Maha Aarti and is conducted every day. It is one of the most popular and well-attended rituals of the town. The Maha Aarti is performed by chanting bhajans in praise of the lord and is celebrated by beating electrifying drums and rhythmic bells. Totally Divine.
Written 24 April 2022
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Mahesh534
New Delhi, India108 contributions
Apr 2022
Ganga Aarti takes place at 6.45 pm everyday at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. About 25,000 people attend it every day. Its very crowded and to get a place in the front one should be there at least 1 1/2 hour earlier. A heavenly event one will always remember. The only other Ganga Aarti which matches this one is the one at Varanasi.
Written 18 April 2022
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Rahul S
Chandigarh, India15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
One of the most fabulous Aarti we can see. It’s crowded but beautiful to watch Aarti in presence of thousands of people. Spectacular view on the banks of river Ganges.
Written 17 April 2022
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