Haridwar Rishikesh Pilgrimage

Twin holiness

They are the gateways, to the shrines far above in the mountains as well as to the kingdom of God. The twin heritage cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, revel in the holiness and reverberates with the spiritual essence that grace them. The travel to these two cities form the Haridwar-Rishikesh pilgrimage, a journey that every pious Hindu is advised to take once in his/her life time. The many temples with its legends rooted in religion, the Ghats reverberating with the chants and brightened with lamps along the perennial flow of Ganga, the many ashrams, the yoga retreats, the myths, the air echoing with spirituality, all these and many more, take the devotees travelling to these places to the world of serene bliss and piety.

Legend

The twin cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh have been since a very long time a centre of religious significance in the history of India. Haridwar and Rishikesh feature in many mythological stories in Hinduism.
Haridwar is one of the four places where Armut, the elixir of life is believed to have accidentally spilled while being carried by Garuda. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri.
Rishikesh, known as the Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, is said to have been visited by Lord Rama and Lakshmana to do penance for killing Ravana. The Lakshman Jhula signifies the rope bridge which Laksmana used to cross River ganges. The journey to these two cities, visiting shrines and taking a holy dip in the Ganges are part of one of he most revered pilgrimage circuits in India.

Deity - Temples

Deity :- Lord Shiva, Goddess Shakti, Goddess Ganga

Temples Covered:-

Manasa Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Kunjapuri Temple

Ganga aarti at Har Ki Pauri
Triveni Ghat and so on..

Purpose

Haridwar and Rishikesh are  among the holiest places in the country, a visit to which is believed to help people attain moksha. A holy dip in the confluence of rivers as well as at Har Ki Pauri, is believed to cleans one's sins.

Who can go?

Anyone with pious faith can undertake the yatra to the temples. The places are also famous for trekking and adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping with tourists coming from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of the valley. The yoga retreats at Rishikesh are also famous and attracts a lot of visitors.

Yatra Preparations

Haridwar and Rishikesh are dotted with many temples, ashrams and other places of religious significances. Map the places where you would like to visit and get a package dedicated to your needs. During holidays, festivals the place becomes crowded and hence it is essential to book accommodation in advance

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Pooja Samagri

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Area Covered

Uttarakhand
Language spoken :- Hindi

Auspicious Days

Haridwar is one of the four holy places where the Kumbhmela is held. A large number of devotees come to Haridwar and Rishikesh on Vaishak Purnima to take a dip in the Ganges. Navratri is celebrated with festivities in most of the Devi temples.

Any contact numbers?

Tourist helpline by Uttarakhand tourism development board : +91 1352559898+91 1352559898, +91 1352559987+91 1352559987



Best time to Travel

The pilgrimage can be done throughout the year.

Duration

3 to 4 days from Delhi.

Travel Method

All the temples near Haridwar and Rishikesh can be reached by road and ropeways. There might be stairs to some of the shrines. Alternatively, there are trek paths available to the temples atop the hills

Crowd Expected

The are witness a lot of devotees and tourists especially during festivals and peak seasons when the pilgrimages to the Himalayan regions open. During the Kumbh Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganga.

Festivals

Haridwar is one of the four holy places where the Kumbhmela is held. A large number of devotees come to Haridwar and Rishikesh on Vaishak Purnima to take a dip in the Ganges. Navratri is celebrated with festivities in most of the Devi temples.

Must Haves

Haridwar and Rishikesh have good facilities in the vicinities. But it is advisable to carry water bottles, sunscreen, light snacks and first aid kit as some of the temples are uphill in rural areas.

Health Awarness

Haridwar and Rishikesh have good medical facilities. Some of the temples have to be reached by winding roads through the Ghats and may cause motion sickness. Also some temples have stairs to climb which those with serious medical ailments should not attempt to.

Additional Info

The ganga aarti at various ghats like Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh and Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar are a sight to behold. The chants of prayers reverberate in the air and the flowing waters of Ganga are adorned with radiant lamps as the devotees bow down to her divinity.

Climate

Haridwar and Rishikesh have hot summers and cold winters.
During summers, the temperatures rise upto mid thirties.
The winters are pleasant through the day with the temperature dipping during the evenings to around 10 degree celsius in the month of December and January.

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