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Festivals and Events in Haridwar

The colourful city of Haridwar hosts many festivals and events. An everyday celebration is the evening, aarti at Har-ki-Pauri, starts at 7 pm. All the temples perform the aarti at the same time and the sight of thousand of diyas floating in the river is an amazing one.

The most famous festival at Haridwar is the Kumbh Mela. A large number of people to come and have a bath at the holy Ganga and people from all around the world wait for the Kumbh Fair. It is one of the most important festivals of Haridwar. It is celebrated once in 12 years.

Ardh Kumbh is the name given to the fair that is celebrated to rejoice the holy bath after six years. The holy bath - time is supposed to lead you to the Moksha or attain Nirvana. The fair is celebrated thorough out the city with happiness and enthusiasm. The Ardh kumbh is celebrated in every six years.

Holi and Diwali are two other festivals that are celebrated with great fervour throughout the country but in Haridwar there is a sense of magic. The magnificent colours at the ghats on Holi or the beautiful lamps on the Ganga at Diwali that light up the city are worthy of a trip to the city.


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