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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

| Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
+91 1334 229 479
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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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| Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
+91 1334 229 479

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Reviewed yesterday

This place has importance from religious point of view. However, you can visit it for mass celebration of Ganga Aarti though its bit crowded. You can visit it during Morning or late night. Must visit for once.

Thank Santosh J
Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoyed Aarti but it very dominated by Pandas there who fight for customers, this place does require admisnitration setup some control over, letting people perform deep and Ganga pooja in an organized manner.

Thank Mukesh M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to this place in the evening for experiencing the Ganga Aarti. The place is too crowded in evening.. Chaos everywhere. The actual rituals only take place for 15min..Speakers are not audible whereby even a native Indian can't understand the words. I suggest to...More

Thank Arizatur
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Haridwar, a must visit place Har Ki Pauri and Ganga aarti. Its magical atmosphere there during aarti and very soothing for the soul.

Thank tejasbraval
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ganga arti starts between 7-8 pm everyday on har ki pauri. Its very exciting and guve goosebumps when watching the aarti. Thousands of people gather and sit on the bank of river ganga for the same. Its the best part and trip is incomplete if...More

Thank Abhishek G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Aarti is too good. Happens in evening. Too many people and pandits! The atmosphere becomes so holy. Thousands of devotees attend the Aarti.

Thank g0ar0und
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ganga aarti in evening is the best thing to feel and watch in the evening in Haridwar. When you see it feels divine. Security is at maximum during Ganga aarti, and crowd is at maximum so you need to take care of children during aarti...More

1  Thank yash s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must to do item if you are visiting Haridwar. Started around 6:50 PM, but timing changes during winter season.Try to reach around 5 PM to get a proper location for have a better view of Aarti.

Thank devuworldexplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's too crowded and with hoards of pilgrims bathing and doing whatnot in the opposite bank it doesn't generate the aura like the Rishikesh or Varanasi Aarti

Thank Deepayan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spirituality and bliss in evening Aarti, One has to take seat beforehand in the ghat to get best view of Ganga Aarti in evening.

Thank 2PraveenP
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Sudhir S
Can anyone tell me Ganga Arti timing in morning & evening.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Amy D | Reviewed this property |
Around 5 am in morning and 6 pm in evening . reach their early for getting seat and for perfect view .
Being S
Hi all ..I am from kolkata. we want to go haridwar, badrinath ,rishikesh..we are 2 adults .would like to on October or November from kolkata by train so please help to plan our trip in best convenient manner.we are planning 5-6 days trip
2 April 2017|
Response from HOMPRS | Reviewed this property |
Hi traveler, Badrinath is open for limited time only (May-June). So plan accordingly. Rest haridwar and rishikesh is open throughout the year. And Oct- Nov is best time to visit as its cool that time. Itinerary google... More
What is the best location to see the Ganga Arati?
23 February 2017|
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Response from Prabir G | Reviewed this property |
From the other side of the Ganga Temple at Har ki Pauri. cross the footbridge and go to the other side and sit on a stair of the ghat. Please take youd place at least 30 minutes before the Arati starts to avoid rush and... More