Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. It is also the starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. Associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishn, Haridwar is among the seven sacred cities of India. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here […]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Bathing Ghats in Kumbh Mela

Bathing in the holy river on the auspicious occasion of Kumbh Mela is the most important activity for millions of people in India. A large tented city is erected and pilgrims stay at tents owned by Pandas (religious and spiritual guides) and at various ashrams. Others will just camp on the ground or turn up […]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009