The Sacred City Of Haridwar

The Sacred City Of Haridwar

New Delhi: Hari is one of the many names of Vishnu and Dwar means doorway, hence Haridwar is the gateway to Him. Haridwar is also the gateway of four pilgrimages which once completed ensure Moksha, the release from the endless cycle of life and death. These four important and blissful pilgrimages are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. This holy city is located in the district of Haridwar in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The city is located on the bank of river Ganges. This religious place depicts Hindu and Indian culture as well as its ancient and modern civilization. Here at the feet of the mighty Himalayas, tourists and travelers get to know about various Indian mythologies and legends of ancient times and this adds a mystical and tantric edge to Haridwar. The Aarti of river Ganga during sunrise and sunset is the most eye-catching and enjoyable activity of the Haridwar for which travelers travel from far and wide. Refer to the Haridwar travel guide to better understand the charm of the place and why it compels tourists to come here again and again.

The places you can visit in Haridwar are following:

Rajaji National Park

The Sacred City Of Haridwar

Rajaji National Park is an Indian national park and tiger reserve that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. The park is spread over 820 km2., and three districts of Uttarakhand: Saharanpur, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal. In 1983, three wildlife sanctuaries in the area namely, Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries were merged into one. Rajaji National Park has been named after C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji), a prominent leader of the Freedom Struggle, the second and last Governor-General of independent India and one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

Mansa Devi Temple

The Sacred City Of Haridwar

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple, also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar. The temple is known for being the holy abode of Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti and is said to have emerged from the mind of Lord Shiva. 

Chandi Devi Temple

The Sacred City Of Haridwar

Chandi Devi Temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Chandi Devi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh in his reign as the King of Kashmir. However, the main murti of Chandi Devi at the temple is said to have been installed in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, one of the greatest priests of Hindu religion.The temple is also known as Neel Parvat Teerth is one of the Panch Tirth located in Haridwar.

Har Ki Pauri

The Sacred City Of Haridwar

Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. 

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