Located in Uttarakhand, Haridwar is famous worldwide as a major Hindu religious city. It is one of the very ancient cities of India. Religious places located in Haridwar and religious activities of Hindus make you aware of Hindu religious beliefs and culture of India. According to mythology, Haridwar is also known as Gangadwar as Ganga ji enters the plains from here.
Kumbh in Haridwar is held once every 12 years. According to the legend, a few drops of nectar had fallen in Haridwar, Ujjain, Prayagraj and Nashik, so the Maha Kumbh is held every 12th year in turn at these four places. After three years from the Maha Kumbh of one place, Maha Kumbh is organized at another place. Millions of pilgrims and tourists come from all over the world to participate in Kumbh.
Some of the major pilgrimage sites in Haridwar are as follows.
1. Har ki Pauri
Hari Ki Pauri is the main religious place of Haridwar. Pilgrims and tourists visiting Haridwar in the evening enjoy the aarti of Ganga ji here.
2 . Chandi Devi Temple
The famous temple of Mata Chandi Devi is situated on the summit of the 'Neel Parvat' on the eastern bank of the Ganges River. It is one of the major pilgrimage centers of Haridwar. You can easily reach here via ropeway.
3. Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is situated on a peak of Shivalik mountain west of Hara Ki Paidi. It is one of the major pilgrimage centers of Haridwar. You can reach here easily by ropeway or walking tour.
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