Ghat in Haridwar

As it is mentioned in the Hindu scriptures, Haridwar is one of the highly spiritual places of Uttarakhand in India. The sacred town is located in the foothills of the Shivaliks. The city is also referred to as the "Gateway to the Lords". It is a very old place for pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. In the past the site were also known as Gangadwar, Tapovan and Mayapuri. The Hindus believe that a holy bathe into the sacred water of the Ganga achieve "Moksha". During the battle for nectar between Lords and Demons a few drop of nectar fell down on the Earth at four places. These sites are known as Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. Scince then it is the belief of the Hindu followers that the 42 Day of the Kumbh Mela these rivers changed into Amrit.

Popular Bathing Ghats in Haridwar
Har Ki Pauri Ghat
The Harki Pauri ghat was built up by the ancient king Vikramaditya in the remembrance of his brother. Bhrithari was the brother of Vikramaditya. It is conceived that the brother of the king Vikramaditya meditated at this site. The Harki Pauri Ghat also popular as Brahmakund. The followers don't forget to take a holy bathe into the river. The Ghat is lighted up every evening at the time of Maha Arti.

Gau Ghat
The Gau Ghat is situated on the southern part of the Subhash Ghat. Mythologically, the cow is known as "Kamadhenu". That fulfills the wishes of the desires. The people reach at this site to grant forgiveness for the sin of cow killing for foods. These formal events were celebrated with the holy act of a donation of a cow. The act of killing of a cow is similar, of killing to a Brahmin. On any religious occasion people crowds the Gau Ghat for prayer. There is a fact that the ashes of Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi were blew at this ghat.

Asthi Parvath Ghat
The Asthi Parvath Ghat is located in the south of the Ganga temple. Peoples float the ashes of the dead persons in the sacred water of Ganga at this Ghat. They believe that as the 60000 thousand sons of Sagara got salvation in the cool water of Ganga. People first do the prayer and then they blow the ashes of their kin in the river. When the cannel is closed the beggars started finding the coins and gold which is blown in the river with the ashes.

Subhash Ghat
The Subhash Ghat is close to the Harki Pauri Ghat with a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the great freedom fighter of India. There is a voluntarily organized Sewa Samiti which provides helps to the pilgrims as a dispensary.

Other Bathing Ghat in Haridwar
• VIP Ghat
• Vishnu Ghat
• Ram Ghat
• Kusha Ghat
• Laltarao Pul Ghat
• Pram Nagra Ghat
• Singh Dwar Ghat
• Pul Jatwara Ghat

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