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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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US$ 31.25*
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Private Haridwar and Rishikesh Day Tour from Delhi
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Haridwar
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.50 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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Reviewed 13 April 2012

be there by 5.30pm and take a seat on the opposite side. It is just out of the world.

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I went to Haridwar in the first week of April,the weather was great.The evening Aarti at Hari Ki Pauri is simply great,Its advisable to reach the place at least half an hour before the scheduled time to grab a good place to sit.Also try to find out the exact place of aarti and sit as near as possible for better view.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

beware of bogus priests on the banks of this holy river. I hope they believe in karma coz it's going to go back to them tenfold. we wanted to just enjoy the Ganga view but this Priest came over and started praying, then started adding on charges for ensuring my husband's long life. Ended up paying him 800 ruppees because we didn't want to cause a scene. To add insult to injury a young boy standing alongside the priest gave us each two lotta's of milk diluted with water to drop jal. We thought he was with the priest because he didn't ask us first. When we were done he demaded 100 ruppees per lotta.

1  Thank neeru s
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

to watch aarti peacefully u should at least reach har ki pauri by 5.00pm and it is better if u get yourself seated opposite to the aarti site for better view. there will be many people persuading u to donate and to do this n that. beware of them. riksha cost will be Rs20 from out side to har ki pauri. if u have children with u, make sure not to sit too deep in the crowd.

1  Thank Drksdeepak
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

It was wonderful to be a part of the Holi Arti performed at the banks of River Ganga... just be there and experience it.

Thank Nishant_1977
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