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Haridwar is district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 km from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier).
Haridwar is the destination where people from across India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar city is ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India’s complex culture, various Hindu rituals, and ancient civilization.
Haridwar 30 kms from Rishikesh and 90 kms from Mussoorie and 220 kms from Delhi.
Haridwar is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains and enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges and background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city. In the evening ghats looks beautiful as hundreds of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and light up the river Ganges. The Rajaji National Park is just 10 km from Haridwar. Its an ideal destination for wild life and adventure lovers.If you want to purify yourselves take a holy dip in the water of river Ganges at Haridwar. All your sins will be purified. This is most common thing which you can hear about Haridwar in all over India.
Haridwar contains two words Hari and Dwar. Hari means god and Dwar means gate. Haridwar means the gateway to the god. There are four holy temples Yamunotri, Gangotri Kedarnath, and Badrinath on the hills also known as Chardham. Haridwar is like an entry point to this Chardham. People visit Haridwar before visiting these temples so the town became famous as Haridwar. Shaivites call it Har Dwar Gateway to Lord Shiva (Kedarnath Temple) and Vaishnavites call it Hari Dwar Gateway to Lord Vishnu (Badrinath Temple) It is also said that Haridwar is blessed by the presence of all three major Gods of Hindus namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. Thus, with all these mythological links attached to its name, it’s little wonder why Haridwar is often referred to as a ‘gateway to god’.
Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site situated in the foothills of the Shivalik range in Garhwal Himalayas. Haridwar welcomes the river Ganga to the plain areas. Haridwar means gurgling of river Ganges, innumerable temples, groups of monks in saffron clothes, enchanting sounds of Vedic hymns, and the divine holiness.
Apart from religious importance, Haridwar is also a center for learning different arts and cultures. Haridwar is well known as a great source of Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies. Haridwar is now home to the unique Indian tradition of teaching “Gurukula.” Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalay is providing unique teaching in the Gurukul system since 1902.
Haridwar is always a place of interest for researchers because it is one of the oldest living cities in India. Haridwar has numerous temples with interesting legacies. Maa Ganga after carrying the purity of heaven from the ka manual of Lord Brahma, washing the feet of Lord Vishnu, and flowing through the shastra of Lord Shiva came on this earth and made Haridwar as its divine flow area. From time immemorial, Maa Ganga has been doing the duty of absorbing the heat and negativities of this earth. Besides and, It is a Gateway for the four dams of the Himalayas viz. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Haridwar is divided into several small areas such as Mayapur, Ranipur, Jwalapur, Har Ki Pauri, Motichur, Devpura, Bhupatwala, Haripur Kalan, Shivalik Nagar, and Berhampur. Haridwar is also one of the four places where Kumbh Mela occurs after rotation of every twelve Years and Ardh Kumbh after every six years. It is said that drops of Amrit (Elixir) fell into the Brahmkund of Har-Ki-Pauri, therefore considered that a dip in the Brahmakund.