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  Aarti at Har-ki-Pairi
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  • Aarti at Har-ki-Pairi - Haridwar
      Aarti at Har-ki-Pairi
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  • Har-ki Pairi Temple - Haridwar
      Har-ki Pairi Temple
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Go down to Har-ki-Pairi ghat at sunset and see the evening Aarti ( religious ceremony giving prayers and offering to the Ganga)
Very pretty- with crowds gathered to watch or taking part. The sound of gongs adds to the reverent and chaotic amosphere. We have watched this ceremony in Varanasi , and although it is not fair to compare them, I enjoyed Varanasi better)
Small baskets with flowers with a candle to light can be bought everywhere, and the idea is to place it into the Ganges after sunset. The sight of the flickering candles on the water is beautiful.
There is, however , a downside to all this- read about our unpleasant experience in my Tourist Trap tip

Directions: Har-ki-Pairi Ghat

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2009
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