Why visit Haridwar in Uttarakhand
Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is a very important religious center as the Kumbh Mela mass pilgrimage takes place here cyclically.
Haridwar is an ancient city and an important Hindu pilgrimage site in the Uttarakhand region. Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places for Hindus.
The Ganga River, which originates 253 kilometers from its source at Gaumukh on the edge of the Gangotri glacier, first enters the Indus Indian Gangetic of India at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.
Haridwar has a strong symbolic value, very important for Indian spirituality. It is precisely in this place, in fact, that the sacred river Ganges embarks on its journey which sees it bathe the holy cities, after having flowed from the Himalayan springs and having covered the entire journey that brought it here. Here its waters are clear and for this reason they are chosen for the purifying bath.
Hindu tradition states that bathing in these waters ensures complete purification of the soul, allowing it to access the liberation of "Nirvana".
Haridwar is a very important religious center as the Kumbh Mela mass pilgrimage takes place here cyclically, during which millions of faithful gather to immerse themselves in the Ganges. The other 3 major cities where this holiday is celebrated in rotation are Allahabad, Ujjain and Nashik
Top attractions in Haridwar
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi and is located on the Sivalik hills on top of the Bilwa Parvat. It is also known as Bilwa Tirth and is one of the five pilgrimage sites in Haridwar.
The temple is also known to be the home of Manasa, a form of Shakti said to have emerged from the mind of Lord Shiva.
Har Ki Pauri
One of the holiest ghats, claimed to have been built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Ganga Aarti is held daily at the ghat. In the literal sense, 'Har' means 'Lord Shiva', 'Ki' means 'of' and 'Pauri' means 'steps' It is considered an important landmark in the holy city of Haridwar.
Other attractions in Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
Bharat Mata Mandir
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