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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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Address: Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: 919837848433
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

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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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Ganga aarti is a process at har Ki pauri haridwar that perform on daily basis .. There is very spiritual environment at the time of ganga aarti and everyone finds the mental peace... read more

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Ganga aarti is a process at har Ki pauri haridwar that perform on daily basis .. There is very spiritual environment at the time of ganga aarti and everyone finds the mental peace at that time.. Everyone should have attend ganga aarti at haridwar .

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I went alone to witness the Aarti. I decided to go the area opposite the Har ki pauri and though I reached at 4.40pm ( Aarti begins at 5.30pm) The place was already crowded but with discipline. The Salutations and invocations to Mother Ganges began just few minutes after I sat on the steps. The atmosphere was getting charged as... More 

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When I last attended Ganga Aarti a decade or more ago, I wasn't expecting anything and suddenly it started without warning. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This time I went specially to experience the same experience. I sat across the bank to take photos but there was a lot of rush. It's more commercialised now. Yet it is must watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ganga Arathi at around 6-630 PM everyday evening is the hall mark of Haridwar. The Aarathi takes place next to the flowing river Ganges in Haridwar. Just before the Aarathi begins the platforms are cleaned spic and span for devotees to sit and watch. The makeshift bazaar also comes to a stop and all shops are removed by a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt the view of Ganges and its grandeaur is awesome, but the locals plunder the tourists and pilgrims like anything in the name of offering help & holiness. Please do not accept any help from anyone. Just proceed directly to the ghat (best thing is to arrive here by 4:30 in the evening so that you can seat yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see ganga aarti. In the evening, it is full of lights, diyas and spiritual mantras. The priests of all the temples reach the ghat to perform ganga aarti. You must reach by 5 pm to see aarti from the start. Soul awakening experience. Must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a ritual that has been performed for centuries. As the sun is setting, people throng the Har Ki Pauri for the spectacle. People from all walks of life, from all over India and abroad, come to this ancient site to witness and offer prayers to the mother Ganga. The steps leading up to the water fill up with men... More 

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Really awesome food..... Special location on the main ghat..... Rooms were clean and hygienic..... All staff are very helpful, special mention to EKTA for being So helpful and friendly😊😊😊😊

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A huge place of business for con artist priests. People come from all over the world to pray for their ancestors and when they are at their most vulnerable state these priests come and squeeze as much money out of you as possible. This is not a place of prayer or spirituality. It is a place for business.

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The Ganga aarti of Haridwar is not as grand as that of Banaras but was good. I really liked standing there near to the flowing Ganges and listen to the enchanting mantras

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