Haridwar Kumbh Mela: The Shahi Kumbh Mela is considered as one of the most auspicious events of India. On this occasion, a large number of tourists come here each year with the hope of having blessings and visit the shrines of Haridwar.
But this year is a little bit different. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the shape of Kumbh Mela this year is very dangerous because of the assembling of a large number of people over the shrine. The Mela is going to be held in the city after the gap of 11 years.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 is in full swing and the government authorities have decided to close the upper canal of the holy river Ganga to undertake maintenance and repairing work from 15 October 2020 to 15 November 2020.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, CM of state has laid down some protocols and rules regarding the pandemic to maintain social distancing, wear masks, and sanitizer.
Some facts about Haridwar:
- Haridwar is the place where holy Ganga starts its journey following the way to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal and finally to the Bay of Bengal.
- Haridwar features Kumbh Mela which is one of the most peaceful gatherings.
- 100s of devotees group around Har Ki Pauri and lit and float diyas in the Ganga river every evening.
- Haridwar offers an enormous variety of cuisines at a very affordable and low price.
- Haridwar is known for its Mecca Yoga and is Karam Bhoomi of Baba Ramdev.
- It offers travel spots for devotees in Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi which is called “Udan Khatola”
- Historical Moti Bazaar is a very famous bustling with mouth-watering jalebis, choley bhaturey, and rasgullas.
- 100s of temples stand among the famous 13th-century dargah, Piran Kaliyar.
- Ayurveda and Hinduism are deep-rooted in Haridwar which can be observed from Shanti Kunj in the best way.
- Haridwar is one of the last places in which one can enjoy Tonga or Tuk-Tuk ride.
- The Pardeshwar Mahadev Temple in Haridwar has Shivlingam made up of mercury.
- It has a replica of the Vaishno Devi Temple along with The unique Jai Shani Dev Mandir.