Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar of Uttarakhand state, is situated on the banks of the Ganges. This revered destination is the most popular landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, “Har” means Lord Shiva and “Pauri” means steps. People believe that Lord Vishnu and Shhiva visited the Brahm Kund, located in Har Ki Pauri during ancient period. There’s a giant footprint on a stone wall, which is said to belong to Lord Vishnu.
Here’s what all you need to know about Har Ki Pauri and the things you can do while you’re here.
Best time to visit Har Ki Pauri: Har Ki Pauri can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to visit it is during summer months. During winter season, the region gets chilly and it’s not possible for devotees to take holy bath.
Places to Visit in Har Ki Pauri
- Brahm Kund: If you want to take a holy dip the the pure water of the Ganges, then this is the place to be.
- Har Ki Pauri Bazaar: If you want to buy some souvenirs or want to shop religious items like idols of gods and goddesses, prasad, holy water filled in bottles, and jewelry made of beads.
Things to do in Har Ki Pauri
One can see devotees praying and taking holy dips in the water. You can see evening arti performed by the priests on the banks of the river. It’s also a perfect occasion to click some beautiful pictures of the ritual. The reflection of fire coming from hundreds of lamps make turn the whole evening into a beautiful experience.
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