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Har Ki Pauri at dusk.

This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya (1st century BC) in memory of his brother Bhrithari. It is believed that Bhrithari came to Haridwar and meditated on the banks of holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name, which later came to be known as Hari-Ki-Pauri. The most sacred ghat within Har-ki-Pauri is Brahmakund. The evening prayer at dusk (Aarti) offered to Goddess Ganga at Hari-Ki-Pairi (steps towards God Hari) is an enchanting experience for any visitor. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas (floral floats with lamps) and incense on the river, commemorating their deceased ancestors. Thousands of people from all round the world do make a point to attend this prayer on their visit to haridwar. A majority of present ghats were largely developed in the 1800s.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haridwar#Placesofinterest

Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
Date/Time Clicked: 2009-04-24 18:51:41
Focal Length: 18 mm
Camera: Canon, Canon EOS 1000D

Photo Tags: Haridwar, Har Ki Pauri,

  • U also started descriptions :P
    Joshua @ 2009-08-21 10:30:48
  • Nope man.. only some pictures require to be described.. while others dont.
    Lovell @ 2009-08-22 01:30:21
  • beautiful
    Rahul @ 2009-08-24 09:34:09
  • Superb.
    afrin @ 2009-09-13 23:24:56