Har Ki Pauri

Shri Jairam Ashram No.1
Haridwar, UK - 249401

Type: Landmarks
01334 260 334
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Har Ki Pauri, located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India, is one of the most sacred ghats (bathing steps) along the banks of the river Ganges. It holds immense religious significance for Hindus and is considered to be one of the holiest places in India. The term "Har Ki Pauri" translates to "Footsteps of God," and it is believed to be the spot where Lord Vishnu left his footprint on Earth.

The ghat is named after the footsteps (pauri) of Lord Vishnu, which are said to have been imprinted on a stone at the ghat. According to Hindu mythology, Har Ki Pauri is also the place where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have appeared during the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra Manthan).

Har Ki Pauri is a bustling and vibrant place, especially during the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony, which is a highlight for visitors and pilgrims alike. The Ganga Aarti is a mesmerizing ritual where priests offer prayers, chant hymns, and perform elaborate rituals with oil lamps, flowers, and incense, as they worship the sacred river Ganges.

Devotees and visitors throng to Har Ki Pauri to take a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges, believing that it cleanses them of their sins and bestows blessings and spiritual merit. The ghat is also considered auspicious for performing various religious ceremonies, such as pind daan (offering prayers for the departed souls) and tarpan (offering prayers to ancestors).

Apart from its religious significance, Har Ki Pauri is also a picturesque and serene spot where visitors can admire the beauty of the river Ganges and witness the daily activities of pilgrims, sadhus (holy men), and devotees. The ghat is flanked by temples, ashrams, and Dharamshala (guest houses), creating a sacred and tranquil ambiance for spiritual seekers.

Overall, Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar is a place of profound spiritual significance and devotion, where the timeless traditions of Hinduism come alive amidst the gentle flow of the sacred river Ganges. It remains a cherished destination for pilgrims and travelers seeking solace, blessings, and divine grace.

Besides this landmark, there are two more landmarks listed in Haridwar. There's also four attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Har Ki Pauri on the map above. If you need any other information on Har Ki Pauri that is not listed here, please call 01334 260 334 or visit their website.

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