Har Ki Pauri is a ghat which is visited by millions of devotees all year round. The place is considered to be very sacred and is crowded by worshippers at almost all time. People from all over the country visit the ghat to take a bath as it is believed that a dive into the sared water of the river Ganga can wash off all the sins of one’s life.
The place is a landmark for the pilgrims visiting the holy city of Haridwar. This is also a place where thousands of people gather during the Kumbh mela (fair) which is a religious gathering in the city in every twelve years. The Ganga Arti which takes place here is a not to be missed scene while a visit to the city of Haridwar.
Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited the brahmakud in the place and it is believed that the large footprint on a stone wall which is in Har-Ki-Pauri belongs to Lord Vishnu. The place was built by king Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother who had come to meditate in the banks of the river. The extensions of the ghats took place in the year 1983 and then again in the year 1986. The place is of great cultural significance as it is believed to be the spot where drops of Amrit fell over from the sky, while being carried by the Garuda (Bird), after the samudram manthan.
A shared auto can take you here from the bus stop in a very economical rate.