Har ki Pauri, Haridwar Uttarakhand
Did you know that Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar was built in 1st century B.C. Keep reading as we would know more about this place, its religious significance and also the history.
Har Ki Pauri was built in the memory of Bharthari by his brother King Vikramaditya in 1st century B.C. It is believed that Bharthari used to worship at this place for hours. “Har” means Lord Shiva and “Pauri” means steps. It is believed at the time of Sagar Manthan, Lord Vishnu guised himself as a beautiful woman to get some nectar for the Devas (Gods). Lord Vishnu charmed the Asurs (Demons) and obtained the urn of the nectar or Amrit. But when the Asurs came to know that Lord Vishnu had taken the urn, they ran after him. Some drops of the nectar dropped at Har ki Pauri. This place in Har ki Pauri is now called Brahma Kund.
One can visit this place throughout the year. Take a bath in the Holy Ganga and be free from all his sins. Lacs of people visit this place everyday and take a bath in the river Ganga. There are some special festivals that happen at this place: Ardh Kumbh Mela, Vaisakhi festival, Kanwar Yatra, and Magh Mela are some the festivals. This place becomes flooded with devotees during these times.
If you want to visit Har ki Pauri, Haridwar ensure that you don’t miss the evening Aarti as this is the main attraction of this place. Devotees float earthen lamps in the holy river Ganges and this creates a spectacular view. Aarti happens daily when the sun sets.
So this was the history, meaning of Har ki Pauri, Haridwar in Uttarakhand state of India.
Bolo Ganga Maa ki Jai