Holy City of Hardwar
You owe yourself to this world of
pure bliss Hardwar.
Nestling at the foot of the picturesque
Shiwalik Hills, Hardwar is one of the major disticts of the newly formed
state of Uttaranchal. Here mother Ganga descends from the Himalayas and
centres the great plains. It is also known as mayapuri, literally meaning
"the door to god". Devotees feel that they can go to heaven by getting
there salvation after a dip in the sacred Mother Ganges in Hardwar.
Hardwar is one of the holiest Hindu
Dham where you will find yourself amidst sages and seers, where the chanting
of shlokas, the magical music of the temple bells and the thousand of floating
diyas on the river will turn your mind towards god as enshrined in the
sacred mantras. In addition to the serenity of Hardwar is the purity of
air and the invigorating breeze blowing from the mother ganges
, filling you with peace and tranquility.
to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on the foot
hills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganga. The Ganga leaves
the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major
town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely
never theless it becomes very quite and calm here.
The water is clean and people prefer
taking bath on the numerous ghats built on the river shores. It is said
that taking bath here purifies the soul and opens the way for the ultimate
Haridwar has earned fame as being
the place which has been blessed by the trinity of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and
Brahma. It is also one of the major Shakti peeths. Down the ages Hardwar
has purified the mind, the body and the soul.
Haridwar’s culture is naturally rooted
in the religious role it plays in the life of the people. The activities
revolve mainly around religious events,fairs and festivals. It is natural
for an otherworldly attitude to reign in the general psychology, which
strongly affects even the visitors.