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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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Spiritual Haridwar with Rishikesh River Rafting
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Haridwar
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 29 June 2018

You can see the aarti at 6.30 pm onwards at Har ki pauri. If you want to do it yourself you can book it for 100/- at Har ki pauri with ganga sabha people wandering there.

Thank Mahesh G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The river Ganga its is a marvelous and divine river and the Aarti along its bank in evening is wonderful.
One should go atleast 2 hours early of sunset to catch the wonderful view.

Thank ManishSarraf
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice experience, the crowd you see and the Diyas in river Ganga make it a memorable event for lifetime

One must visit and experience it

You may feel little uncomfortable due to huge crowds but still it is worth

Thank NitinChoudhary
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

People visit here due to their faith and love for god's. But people who are managing the show like seva samiti, they just spoil the mood. Beggars and unhygienic conditions at ghats are a menace. Government should take over the reins and should run the show like Vaishno Mata Shrine Board in Katra

Thank Deepak V
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Ganga aarti starts around sunset time. Before that people start occupying seat to have a good darshan, very much crowded, Beautiful aarti and divine feeling, but cleanliness to be improved around this area

Thank kasanadivenkatesha
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