provide information to tourists for travel in Haridwar a city in
Uttaranchal, Surrounded by temples, mountains, wildlife sanctuaries,
monuments. Haridwar is a dream destination of the travelers around the
world. When you travel to Haridwar you been delighted by the holy land
temples. Haridwar is the gateway of the God. According to Hindu
mythology Haridwar is seventh holiest place. Haridwar is situated in the
Garhwal region of Uttaranchal. Haridwar is the gateway to the
four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal. Haridwar is also starting point on the
journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers.
Spiritual Tour of Uttaranchal covers almost all the famous and important
pilgrims centers of Uttaranchal like Har Ki Pauri, in this
ancient city of pilgrimage, the bathing ghats are main attraction.
People flock here in large numbers every day to take bath and worship in
the temples built beside the Ganga river bank. Har Ki Pauri is
the main pilgrimage attraction in Haridwar Uttaranchal. Har Ki Pauri is
the main ghat of Haridwar Uttaranchal. Har Ki Pauri ghat of Haridwar is
also known as Brahm Kund ghat.
Har Ki Pauri is combinations of two words "Har" and "Pauri",
Har means Lord Vishnu and Pauri means steps. The place of
Har Ki Paudi has a large footprint of lord Vishnu hence it is said that
Har Ki Paudi. Har Ki Paudi is the most amazing sight on can see on his
tour to Uttaranchal. Some other spiritual tourist attractions situated
near Haridwar like Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar,
Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple and Daksha
Mahadev Temple. Haridwar is the most sacred place of North India.
The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is located at the top of Bilwa
Parwat. The rope-way with its brightly colored cable cars takes
devotees to the old hilltop of Mansa Devi.
According to myth, Prince Bhagirath
performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had
perished due to Sage Kapila's curse. The sacrament was answered
and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its
bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition
of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here,
praying for the salvation of their ancestors.
Geographically and geologically, Haridwar lying at the feet of Shiva's
hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in Uttaranchal .It is believed drops of the
nectar churned out from the world-ocean fell at four places - Haridwar,
Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nashik. Haridwar is situated on the right
side of the bank of the holy Ganga, and is the point where the river
spreads over the northern plains.
Haridwar is also one of the four venues for the Kumbh Mela, held
in its magnitude every twelve years. Kumbh Mela is Major fair festival
of Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh Mela is famous Hindu mela
celebrated in Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh is held every six years in Haridwar.
It is said that a holy dip in the river Ganges during the Kumbh & Ardh
Kumbh gives you Moksha or Nirvana. Kumbh Mela is the most significant
Hindu spiritual gathering in India that comes once every three years,
revolving among four major Hindu pilgrim centers of India - Allahabad,
Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Fairs are held periodically, every
twelve and six years in Haridwar where a large number of pilgrims and
devotees get together to, Commemorate the churning of the ocean by the
Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) to obtain nector (Amrit).when
the coveted Kumbh (jar) of nector was obtained one of the Devas
stopped at four places.
Prayag, Nasik and Ujjain before he finally arrived safely
at heaven. A few drops of this nector are believed to have spilled in
the water in these four places. Sages,
Saints and pilgrims started periodically to flock to these Tirths to
celebrate this divine event by taking dips in the holy rivers. It is a
unique event that blends religious and social features of Indian
An Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each
place. The Kumbh Mela is a holy Hindu pilgrimage and bathing festival
that takes place at the following four places of India:
Prayag (Allahabad, in the state of
Uttar Pradesh) at the union of three rivers Ganga,
Yamuna and Saraswati. This is called Sangam.
Haridwar (Uttaranchal), the river
Ganga come in the plains from Himalayas.
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), the banks
of Ksipra River.
Nasik (Maharashtra), the banks of
Essentially a religious centre which holds promise
of salvation for devotees, Haridwar is also a centre of herbal
medicine, and traditional studies at Gurukul Kangri. There are
many places of scenic beauty on the outskirts of the town.