Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in the holy city of Haridwar. This revered place is a major landmark of Haridwar. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times.
It is believed that Har Ki Pauri is the precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains to enter the plains. Har Ki Pauri is also the place where thousands of pilgrims converge for the festivities to commence during the Kumbh Mela.
Lord Vishnu is believed to have left His footprint on a rock at this ghat. Every day, at twilight, the Har Ki Pauri ghat comes to life with the chanting of mantras, prayer-songs, and lamps lit along the banks of the Ganges where thousands of people gather to view and participate in this mesmerizing ritual that, Hindus believe, can cleanse the soul.
It is believed that bathing at Har Ki Pauri can rid a person of all sins, completely purifying the soul. Floral tributes and lit diyas floating on the Ganges is an enchanting sight that one gets to view at this Ghat.
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