Ganga Aarti at Har-Ki-Pauri (Haridwar) – Morning Timing is at 5:30 AM Evening Timing is at 6.00 pm. Ganga Aarti Haridwar is performing at Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat in Haridwar everyday.
Ganga Aarti is most famous in Haridwar. If you ever visit Haridwar not attending Ganga aarti then your journey is incomplete.
Meaning & Importance of Ganga Aarti means prayer for River Ganga. Prayers are Dedicating to gods and goddesses. River Ganga is not just a river it’s Holy Mother and purest form of water.
Why River Ganga is so famous?
River Ganga is very peaceful and it gives life in the form of water. The same water also removes sins when you take a dip in River Ganga. River Ganga also gives liberty to souls and it removes all your stress. It’s not just a river but the whole culture itself.
Historically large number of people are living on the bank of the waterway River Ganga. For agriculture, Ganga’s water is still valuable for India.
Hidden Facts about River Ganga
Hindu people offer remainings of their dead relative’s ashes (after burning the dead body) to the river Ganga and expect the moksha for them.
In the name of the saint Bhagirath river, Ganga is known as Bhagirathi at the source and gets name Ganga when it is meeting Alaknanda River at Devprayag.
Since hundreds of years, people are considering river Ganga as holy and liberal river and it became part of their life, It turned out to be a piece of their life where they come to get moksha for their relatives which passed away and to Remove their sins.
The Ganga Aarti at Haridwar is kind of thanksgiving to River Ganga.
History of Ganga Aarti
It is very difficult to say when the tradition of Ganga Aarti started. However, the Ganga Aarti at Har-Ki-Pauri was started by Pundit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1910s. Recently he was awarded as “Bharat Ratna” highest civilian award by Indian Govt. The small island in front of Har-Ki-Pauri is named after him.
Ganga Aarti is organise twice a day, morning (at the time of sunrise) and evening (at the time of sunset). Ganga Aarti time will depend on sunrise and sunset timing at Har-Ki-Pauri Haridwar.
Morning Ganga Aarti is not as famous as the evening one. Approx timings of Ganga Aarti you can see in below table. Minor difference of +15 mins or -15 mins can happen.
You should reach at least 30 mins before morning Ganga Aarti timing and 1 hour before the evening Ganga Aarti.