Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

Open Time : 5:30 AM - 6:30 and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Entry : free

Address : Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Why to visit Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

  • Ganga Aarti is a religious ceremony held in the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar on the banks of the sacred river Ganga.
  • It is a light and sound ceremony in which priests perform prayers with bowls of fire and the ringing of the temple bells.
  • Visitors float "diyas" (little candles) and flowers in the flowing river while reciting mantras which are supposed to be blessed by the Goddess Ganga. 

Ganga Aarti Timings

  • At Haridwar, the Ganga Aarti is performed twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
  • The morning Aarti begins any time between 5:00 AM and 6:50 AM and the evening Aarti begins any time between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM during the summer months of March to October.
  • In the winter, the morning Aarti starts between 6:30 and 7:00 AM, while the evening Aarti starts between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

About Aarti 

  • Gurus typically perform the idol in "palkhi," placing it on the ghat's platform near the Ganges River. 
  • The chanting is done live by pundits who can be heard over loud speakers. 
  • The Ganga Sabha workers collect any donations that people are willing to give. 
  • The Aarti is only a five-minute song, but the bells in the background add to the overall experience.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Mansa Devi Temple (0.4 km)
  • Vaishno Devi Temple (0.9 km)
  • Daksh Mahadev Temple (1.6 km)
  • Chandi Devi Temple (4.2 km)

Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
Best Time To Visit: Evening time

FAQ on Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

How to reach Ganga Aarti in Haridwar?

Har Ki Pauri is located in the city centre, on the main highway. You can take the bus or the train to get there. The distance to the Haridwar Railway Station is roughly 3 km. Everywhere in the city, you can hire an auto rickshaw.

What are the nearby attractions close to Ganga Aarti in Haridwar?

The nearby attractions include: Mansa Devi Temple (0.4 km), Vaishno Devi Temple (0.9 km), and Daksh Mahadev Temple (1.6 km).

What time does Haridwar's ganga aarti take place?

At Haridwar, the Ganga Aarti is performed twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. It begins at 5:00 AM in the morning and at 5:30 PM in the evening.

What time is best to attend Ganga Aarti in Haridwar?

The optimum time to see the Ganga Aarti largely depends on your particular choice. Visit the river in May or June if you choose to be a part of a sizable population that is bursting with activity; if you prefer to explore a more tranquil side, visit the river in July or August.

Special Tip

To get a seat and observe the Aarti closely, arrive at the Ghat at least 45 minutes before the morning Aarti and 75 minutes before the evening Aarti. Be careful with your possessions and valuables because there is a lot of traffic during the Aarti. For a nice view, choose a seat near the clock tower or opposite from the Ganga Temple, on the ghats' stairs (cross the footbridge).

By Abhilasha Prasad

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