Haridwar, literally means 'The gateway to the Gods',one of seven sacred cities of India lies 214 km northeast of Delhi, Haridwar is situated on a 3 km stretch of the banks of the Ganges River in the foothills of the Shivaliks.It is located on the right bank of river Ganga and from here the holy river spreads over the northern plains.
Har Ki Pauri
Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva" who is the god according to shaivite Rishav Bhagwan school of Hindu theology, "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "steps". Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have ...
...visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall.
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is an ancient temple that attracts people from both far and near due to its significance. The temple is considered a must visit for the pilgrims going to Haridwar. It enhances the holy tradition of Haridwar which persists in the place from many past centuries. It offers views of the River Ganges and the plains of Haridwar. To reach the shrine one has to either follow the trekking route up to this holy shrine or ride on the...
... recently introduced rope-way service. The rope-way service known as "Mansa Devi Udankhatola" was introduced for the benefit of the pilgrims and it caters to the pilgrims also to the nearby located Chandi Devi shrine. The rope-way carries the pilgrims from the lower station directly to the Mansa Devi Temple. The total length of the rope-way is 540 metres (1,770 ft) and the height it covers is 178 metres (584 ft). On a normal day, the temple is open between 8 am and 5 pm, except for lunch closings of 12 pm to 2 PM.
Chandi Devi Temple
The Temple is located at a distance of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Har ki Pauri. To reach the temple one has to either follow the three kilometre trekking route from Chandighat and reach the shrine by climbing a number of steps or climb the recently introduced rope-way (cable car) service. The rope-way service known as Chandi Devi Udankhatola was introduced for the benefit of the pilgrims and it caters to the pilgrims also to the nearby located Ma...
...nsa Devi shrine. The rope-way carries the pilgrims from the lower station located near Gauri Shankar Temple on the Nazibabad Road directly to the Chandi Devi Temple located at an altitude of 2,900 metres (9,500 ft). The total length of the ropeway route is about 740 metres (2,430 ft) and height is 208 metres (682 ft). There is a dense forest on the other side of the hill and the ropeway offers scenic views of the Ganges River and Haridwar. The temple is run by the Mahant who is the presiding priest of the temple. On a normal day, the temple is open between 6.00 am. to 8.00 pm. and the morning aarti at the temple begins at 5.30 am. Leather accessories, non vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited in the temple premises.
Daksh Mahadev Temple
Daksha Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the town of Kankhal, about 4 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati. Daksha is one of the fourteen Prajapatis, creator deities, who preside over procreation and are the protector of life in Hindu mythology. The present temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 and rebuilt in 1962. It is a place of pilgrimage f...
...or Shaivaite devotees on Maha Shivaratri.
Patanjali Yog Peeth
Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is one of the largest yoga institutes in India. Named after the guru Patañjali, the institute is Baba Ramdev's flagship project. Its purpose is to practise and research and develop yoga and ayurveda, as well as manufacture ayurvedic medicines. It is also the home of the University of Patanjali. Acharya Balkrishna is the General Secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth. Located on the Haridwar-Delhi hi...
...ghway at Kankhal, very near to Roorkee, Patanjali Yogpeeth offers treatments for all and has residential accommodation. Pantanjali Yogpeeth is about 20 km from Haridwar at Kankhal and about 15 km from Roorkee.
Bharat Mata Mandir
Located in Sapt Sarovar near ashram at Haridwar, Bharat Mata Temple is a holy place of its own kind. Bharat Mata Mandir was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. On 15th May 1983, the temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi. Actually, Bharat Mata is the representation of India in the form of a mother goddess. The Goddess of India or Mother India is generally illustrated as a woman dressed in a saffron-colored sari and ho...
...lding the flag in one of her hands. This eight-storied temple is tall to the approximate height of 180 feet. Elevators are installed in the temple to aid the pilgrims. Each storey of the temple is based on a particular theme, housing figures of many mythological legends, religious deities, freedom fighters and leaders. It is a kind of reverence to all those, who played a vital role in the formation of the country.
Gurukul Kangri University
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was founded on March 4, 1902 by Swami Shraddhanandaji with the sole aim to revive the ancient Indian Gurukula System of education, on the bank of Ganges at a distance of about 6 km. from Hardwar and about 200 km. from Delhi. This institution was established with the objective of providing an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay’s education policy by imparting education in the areas of vedic literature, Ind...
...ian philosophy, Indian culture, modern sciences and research. It is a deemed to be university fully funded by UGC/Govt. of India. Arya Samaj has been advocating women’s education since the day it was founded. As part of its policies for the up-liftment of women in the country, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Dehradun was established in 1922 by Acharya Ramdevji as a second campus of women’s education. To give real shape to the dreams of Swami Shraddhanandaji, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Hardwar was established in 1993.
Pawan Dham Temple
Welcome to the social non profitable organisation of Pawan-Dham(a branch of Geeta Bhawan Trust Society (Redg.)Moga Punjab).Pawan-Dham is the Social Wealfare Organisation wing of a core group of activities, which also includes Sant Seva,Cow Seva,Free Fooding for sants and others, running since 1970. The founder was Swami Vedantanandji Maharaj to establish a platform, which would provide Social works for all local and coming guest,as well as the S...
...adu and Sants. it has sourced highly relevant and , as well created enormous quality opportunities for the individual aspirants. We are happy to announce our exploration into the other aspects of a complete management , expanding into the areas of Social Management and support for poor students. Pawan Dham is located about 500 mt further, along the Rishikesh road. The temple is famed for it's fantastic glass and mirrorwork and it's elaborately garbed idols. Pawan Dham Temple is situated just two km from Haridwar, along the Rishikesh road, in Uttarakhand. The temple is noted for the exquisite mirror and glasswork. The elaborately decorated idols in the temple are worth visiting. Presentley Managed all works under Swami Sahaj Prakash,He is President of Pawan -Dham , A Branch of Geeta Bhawan Trust Society (Regd.) also Geeta Bhawan Public School, Moga,Punjab.
Vaishno Devi Temple
The Vaishno Devi Temple lies on the way to the eight-storey Bharat Mata temple a few kilometres outside Haridwar.The Temple is dedicated to Mata Vaishno Devi, and is modelled after the famous temple of the same name in Jammu & Kashmir. Devotees visited this temple throughout the year. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Vaishno Devi. The leading path of this temple is similar to the temple in Jammu. The path is full of tunnels and caves. ...
...Some people believed that the Goddess blesses only those who truly have the intention to implore her blessings from the bottom of their hearts.
Raja Ji National Park
Rajaji National Park is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, now known as Uttarakhand. The picturesque beauty and rich biodiversity of the park serve as its major attractions for both nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. In the year 1983, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttaranchal was merged with Motichur and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries and made into Rajaji National Park. Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills...
... of Shiwalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represent the Shiwalik eco-system. Combining three sanctuaries, namely Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji - Rajaji National Park is spread over the Pauri Garwal, Dehradun and Saharanpur districts of Uttarakhand. The Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries are contiguous, and are separated from the Chilla Sanctuary to the south-east by the Ganges River and the Chilla River.
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Ganga Aarti Hardwar is performed at Har-ki-Pauri, its is one of the famous rituals in India. It starts in the after sunset, with great crowds gathered in the region of both the banks of a canal that carries the waters of Ganges.Ganga Aarti in Hardwar city starts at around 6.30pm. 02 times Aarti is performed daily at the Har ki Pauri Ghat. Morning sunrise and evening sunset.Loud speakers blare songs in praise of Ganga Maiya and Shiva. Lots of baba...
...s or sadhu are seen sitting in corners, hoping to get some donations from the devotees. People keep walking in all direction trying to find a good place to sit or stand. Hawkers sell wick lamps or diyas to float in the Ganges. Aarti symbolize 5 thing mainly these are 1) ether (akash) 2) wind (vayu) 3) fire (agni) 4) water (jal) and 5) earth (pruthvi). In Sanskrit the meaning of "Aa" is "towards or to" and the meaning of "rati" is right or virtue". The Aarti is done in a clock wise manner around the Lord. Ganga Aarti is a devotional ceremony that uses fire as an offering. It's usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a candle and flowers that's floated down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, as well lovingly referred to as Maa Ganga, goddess of the most holy river in India.