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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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Address: Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar 249401, India
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+91 98378 48433
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.25 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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holy place and ganga aarti is the marvellous experience to us as well as all travellers . if you would like to explain a memorable experience visit haridwar and participate in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

holy place and ganga aarti is the marvellous experience to us as well as all travellers . if you would like to explain a memorable experience visit haridwar and participate in ganga aarti

Thank Pawan S
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We could not see Sandya aarti on first two days due to late coming. There was lot of worshippers and devotees and ghats facing the temples were already crowded. On last day of our trip, we were determined to experience the whole rituals of Sandya Arti. We reached the ghats early before sun has set and could see Sandhya Arti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We participated in the aarti on the side of the river with the pujaris (priests). If I have another opportunity, I would like to watch from the opposite side of the river. The chanting actually begins well before sunset, so plan on spending more than an hour at aarti. (From either side of the Ganges!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One should take a dip in the Ganga at Haridwar at least once in a lifetime. It is a very holy place and it is as if the atmosphere is saturated with charged light particles. The Aarit ceremony happens each day at sunset and involves singing in gratitude to the Ganga and the deities for all their blessings.There are many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One doesn't need to be hardcore ritualistic to feel Ganga Aarti. Witness the grandeur arrangement of sound and light, a lifetime experience. For still photographic position yourself on the same side where aarti takes place while for shooting video fix yourself on the opposite bank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice experience to be a witness of such a wonderful thing..at har ki pauri so many people were sitting at the ghat..ghat was very clean. It was a great experience....its an lifetime experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful to have seen and be part of this beautiful ceremony that welcomes everyone to join in with chanting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken by the resident priest from our hotel for the arti which made what could ha e been a chaotic experience truly magical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The divine feeling of being at the place during the Ganga Aarti, freshens upon your thought and instills the power of belief. Morning Aarti is highly energetic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are not an atheist or communist, you are bound to be mesmerized by the Ganga Aarati.Take front row by going early, set your mind on where have you come, what is the significance and be witness of a fantastic spiritual as well visual delight. If you are a non Hindu it is not for you unless you are... More 

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