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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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Address: Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number:
+91 98378 48433
Today
04:00 - 12:00
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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.

Note:

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 arati at Har ki Pauri is an amazing sight. Every evening at 5.50 pm in winter and at 6.30 in summer the arati takes place near Brahm Kund. About half an hour in advance you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ganga arati at Har ki Pauri is an amazing sight. Every evening at 5.50 pm in winter and at 6.30 in summer the arati takes place near Brahm Kund. About half an hour in advance you should assemble at the steps of the ghat just opposite Brahm Kund and Ganga temple. With the beautiful Ganga Bhahan 'Om Jai Gangemata' the... More 

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All the devotees were made to sit along the banks of Ganga. The aarti started with the palki being brought to the venue. The saints chanted the slogas and the aarti was chanted by the priests. It was really a must watch event. Only disgusting thing was tyhe ppriests asking money for the aarti. It should be organised and proper... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were made to sit along the bank near aarti which is little far away but nicely managed by local staaf. Although they were asking for donation for aarti but not compulsory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My reason for going to Haridwar was to attend the Ganga Arti and learn more about the region and its spirituality. Also to take some Yoga and Meditation Classes. I was not disappointed. It helped me understand and respect other peoples believes, rituals and worships.

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Thank Jose Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is amazing. Able to ha ve the traditional bath in the Ganges was a dream come true. Beware of priests trying to make money off you by "praying" for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can easily spend extra days here. Attending aarti was excellent. This not to be missed. After the aarti you can go to markets.

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic feeling every time you see it , this time we were really lucky to see it from as close as possible . In spite of the chill the place was packed . The Arti really radiates pure bliss , feels like going back every time .

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It was a good experience attending Ganga aarti in morning and evening both. However, it can be over crowded at time of Aarti, people taking bath at ghaat and there are many temples at the ghaat. You also feel that people must maintain the ghaat lot better way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ganga aarthi is the must see thing in uttarakhand.you can get to see the way of aarthi done to river ganga.the surrounding places around the place of aarthi will be fully filled with devotees. the aarthi is done in a very devotional way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Har Ki Pauri for Ganga Aarti with my family and kid. We visited on a weekday so the crowd was less I think. There is a Ganga Mata Mandir and the water flows by its side via the place called har Ki Pauri. The place was well maintained and clean. You can opt to offer diya to river... More 

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