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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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Address: | Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
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+91 1334 229 479
04:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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.


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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Must watch in Haridwar.Feel the vibrance,Photographers paradise. Unity in diversity in true sense. Reach early take a good place and feel the divine atmosphere.

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Must watch in Haridwar.Feel the vibrance,Photographers paradise. Unity in diversity in true sense. Reach early take a good place and feel the divine atmosphere.

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A must see thing at haridwar. you must reach har ki pauri at 5pm and get yourself blessed with holy river ganga and be there, beause as the time passes by there will be a lot of crowd of there and you wont be able watch it properly. I must go haridwar and rishikesh twice a year.

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It's very crowded so if you want a good view you need be there by 5.30.the Aarti starts around 7. It might not give you any spiritual experience because of the touts and insistent Brahmins to talk you into shell out money to do various kinds of pujas. If you are spiritual and not particularly religious hindu you might get... More 

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Haridwar, India
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The chants, the bells and gongs, multitude of diyas (lighted lamps), the sacred Ganga-ji and the overall ambiance makes this a "worth-while, must see" in Haridwar

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Must see!!! Very nice experience. But you should go there befor 5pm so you can get good place to see it.

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If you plan for holy bath in river ganga and Evening aarty, better you reach around 5 pm in evening . Have holy bath first and before 5:45 pm get a proper place near Ganga maiya temple for aarti or at oppositie ghat . Aarti starts at around 6:45 pm.. But if you are delay, you will miss the proper... More 

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Perhaps the most visually appealing display of devotion takes place at the Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. The best time to visit the place is at evening after 4 PM. I had an amazing and peaceful experience over there. Must visit places in Haridwar.

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Well Ganga Aarti is must watch show if you are near to Har Ki Pauri in the evening. But be careful from pick pockter and snatchers as place is very crowded during Aarti. From my opinion you must see the Aarti from Clock Tower end as from that end you can see the Aarti from front.

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It's the one of most beautiful things one can witness. It feels very devotional sitting with thousands of people and watching ganga aarti. One can have best view from the opposite side bank of main temple. And people start occupying the places from 5-5.30 pm itself. When we went aarti started at 6.45 pm and pooja started at 6.15 pm.

Thank SureshReddyS
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The Ganga Aarti is held at about 0630 PM at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. It is recommended to occupy a good space well in time as you have to be seated for the Aarti.

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