Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

An evening by the Ganges.

Haridwar, considered as one of the seven  holiest cities of Hindus. This city is made sacred by the presence of Ganges.

Ganges after originating form Gaumukh enters Plains  in North India at Haridwar.

Ganges ,appears much  pretty same  here at  Haridwar without loosing her charm. Banks of this river is lined with hundreds of shrines. Thousands of pilgrims flock here everyday to bathe in river Ganges.  A bath in Ganges purifies one body and soul. They also carry  Holy water to their homes to distribute to their near and dear. 

The Ganga worship known as Ganga Aarti is very famous and pilgrims make it a point to attend and seek blessing of  Mother. Ganga aarti takes place in the evening. 

One can float oil lamps and offer flowers in Ganges during the worship.

One shouldn't miss Ganga Aarti at any cost. The evening by the sides of river with thousands of glowing lights, chanting of devotional songs, cool river flowing by your side  is really a spectacular view. Float a few lamps and you would wish that you would ever remained rooted  to the spot. It is just bliss.
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Sridharan said...

Beautiful pics Chitra.! I had been there in Oct last year, but could not spend quality time, I didn't miss Ganga Arti though. Your post rekindles my memories of the beautiful Ganges. Sure, will visit the place soon in leisure.

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

beautiful pics.. and through them I also had a tour of ganges :)


V Gopalan said...

Lovely pictures Chitra! And an interesting post too!