Pay your reverence at the Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar

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Various ancient temples dot the town of Haridwar. Each is a renowned pilgrimage destination and is held in high esteem by the devotees. One such temple in Haridwar is the Mansa Devi temple. Located on the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas, the Mansa Devi temple is only a short distance from Hotel Ganga Sadan. Our close proximity to the various religious sites and ghats of the city along with…

The Gangetic Dolphins – one of the oldest inhabitants of river ganga

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One of the oldest rivers flowing through India and its neighbouring countries, Ganga not only is a life line for us – it is also home to a variety of other creatures. One among them is the Gangetic Dolphin, also known as the South Asian River Dolphin. It is the National Aquatic Animal of India. This particular species of dolphin is found in the waters of Ganga and its major…

Why waterfronts are an ideal holiday destination?

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Water is core to our existence. From time immemorial, people are known to form civilisations close to rivers and lakes. Water has often been used to symbolise ‘life’, ‘rebirth’, ‘spiritual cleansing’ and ‘salvation’. The effect of water on our lives is extensive. While it is crucial for survival, it also has far-reaching psychological impact. While not many may realise it, the soothing power of water, is one of the major…

Ganga Dussehra 2016 – Experience Divinity

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The Ganga is the distilled lifeblood of Hindu tradition, of its divinities, holy books, and enlightenment. Her divinity is immediate and everlasting. Ganga Dussehra is devoted to River Goddess Ganga. According to Hindu Theology, this day marks as the day when Ganga descended to Earth to purge the cursed souls of Bhagiratha’s ancestors. Even today the head stream of the River Ganga is called Bhagirathi due to this story. Before coming…

Gift your parents a beautiful holiday in Haridwar

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Haridwar located on the bank of Ganges, the heavenly gateway as per Hindu Mythology, is also the major stop for people travelling to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The revered Kumbh Mela is held here every 12 years on an auspicious day which attracts millions of devotees and tourists alike from all over the world. Every evening the blissful Ganga Aarti lights up the ghats of Ganges as millions of…

How to plan your trip to haridwar

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Stressed from the daily schedule? Looking for a break and in a dilemma to decide where to go. Then start wrapping your bag and head to Haridwar. A trip to Haridwar will make you feel relaxed mentally as well as physically. Reaching Haridwar through Delhi is the best way and takes less time, you can travel either by bus or train. Bus takes some 5 hours to reach Haridwar. You…

The Divine Beauty of Ganga Aarti

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As the evening dusk settles down, thousands of people in and around Haridwar flock at Har Ki Pauri Ghat well in advance to witness the beauty and to be blessed as well. As Haridwar is the entry point for the four famous pilgrimage in Uttarakhand, which are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The first major city which the river Ganga passes through is Haridwar. A dip in the Ganges of…