The holy city of Haridwar has several religious landmarks and Har Ki Pauri is one of them - an immensely significant and famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges. It’s the place where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are presumed to have visited in the ancient times. The Ganges enters here from the mountains and then follows its journey into the plains and that’s why this place holds value.
The famous ‘evening aarti of Haridwar’ takes place here itself which gives this ghat a colossal status among pilgrims. A holy dip here is considered to take away all sins and brings Moksha. People of religious bent come here from all parts of the world to be here in Haridwar and soak its sense of piety. All the festivities during the KumbhMela take place here itself.
At evening, Har Ki Paurighat buzzes with activities where prayers and religious hymns dot the air and floral diyas submerge in the river Ganga to present the most captivating sight. During the KumbhMela, (held twice in 12 years), a dip in the Ganges at this ghat is considered auspicious. Being here means you will realize the true essences of Hinduism and experience the religious ethos of an ancient city.