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Haridwar, Haridwar city, Haridwar travel Guide, Haridwar Travel and Tourism, Haridwar tours, travel to Haridwar, HaridwarWe 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.

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Legends of Haridwar:

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.

Haridwar, Haridwar city, Haridwar travel Guide, Haridwar Travel and Tourism, Haridwar tours, travel to Haridwar, HaridwarHaridwar, 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 society.

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 Godavari River.

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.


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