City: Haridwar State: Uttaranchal Location: North India Constructed By: Vikramaditya Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Pilgrimage Center Dedicated To: Lord Shiva Other Deities: Ganga mata Religion: Hinduism About Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar Uttranchal : A major pilgrimage attraction in Haridwar, the holy city of Uttarnchal is Har Ki Pauri. On the banks of Ganga, Har Ki Pauri has come to symbolise and become a major landmark of the city. Every evening thousands of locals, pilgrims and tourists gather on its banks to perform, watch and admire the evening arti, the praise sung in respect of they holiest of all rivers, River Ganga. The Ghat : Every day, Har Ki Pauri ghat witnesses hundreds taking a dip in water of Ganga here. The place is so famous and considered so auspicious ghat no one wants to miss in it on his trip to Haridwar, infact no pilgrim leaves Haridwar without paying a visit t the Ghat. Literally meaning, the Har means Lord Vishnu and paudi meaning steps. The place has a large footprint of lord Vishnu here and hence it came to be known as Har Ki Paudi. The most sacred ghats in India - Har ki Pauri, were built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat. It is an event which is must not be missed by any visitor. The floral diyas which float on the ghat in the twilight creates an feeling of a stars being brought in the river water.
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