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Haridwar: The Gate Way of God

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About Haridwar

Haridwar is the seven holiest cities of India which is located in the state of Uttaranchal. It is a popular gateway to char Dham which has a very ancient cultural and religious heritage. This is one the first towns where the holy river Ganga enters the plains of India.

However, this holy city serves the three sacred religious destinations of India i.e. Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Rishikesh. This religious place is deeply associated with the God Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva which makes this destination, a Hindu pilgrimage of India.

According to Hindus mythology, it has been said that this is among the four holy places where drops of the elixir of immortality spilled out from the pitcher.

Haridwar has many wonderful destinations to visits such as Har ki Pauri– This is one of the most popular ghats in Haridwar which was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari.

This sacred bathing Ghat is also recognized as Brahmakund. And the golden reflection of floral divas in the river Ganga is the most charming sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat.

Mansa Devi Temple: It is the most blessed temple in Haridwar which is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. This temple is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat where devotees can reach via rope-way cable cars or by-walk on the mountains etc.

Chandi Devi Temple: This religious temple is located at the top of Neel Parvat and was built by the King of Kashmir Suchat Singh in 1929. In the 8th century, the religious philosopher Adi Shankaracharya protected the main deity in the temple.

Besides all, these holy places is renowned for religious temples, fairs, and festivals such as Somvati Amavasya Mela, Kavad Mela, Kumbh Mela, Rudraksha Temple, Anandamayee Ashram, and Ramakrishna Moth and many other exciting destinations which is very close to this Haridwar.


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  2. […] to one of the popular Indian epics Samudra Manthan, the city of Haridwar is one of the four places where the elixir of immortality—called the Amrit had fallen, when the […]

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