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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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Private 2-Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh from...
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Haridwar
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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 15 September 2018

Ganga Maa's aarti is most mesmerizing in haridwar. i enjoyed a lot it we were couple of friends enjoyed our stay .

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A must visit event for everyone. Lasts about 30 mins. Take a holy dip and attend the ceremony in the evening.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We reachedHaridwar by 7.15, by that time Ganga aarti was just over, still we got aarti by some Shraddhavan Brahman person who was holding the remaining Baati's of Ganga aarti done before . Finaly returned with peace of mind, though missed the aarti. Next time not going to miss.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

For best viewing of the aarti, leave early, otherwise the place is very crowded. Beware of the punditjis who offer to conduct the aarti rituals for you at a price ofcourse.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raojvs
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Attending ganga arti at around 6-7 pm is a divine feeling and is a must do activity in haridwar for every tourist... The place is divine and the overall view is mesmerising

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank VikasG68
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