The religious and fun loving people of Haridwar celebrate and observe many religious festivals in the city. The fairs and festivals in Haridwar reflect the residents' religious inclination, dedication, respect and amiable side.
The people of Haridwar celebrate most of the Hindu religious festivals along with some other festivals. The major festivals of the land are:
The largest and the most popular among the fairs and festivals of Haridwar is the Kumbh Mela. The congregation of millions of devotees, followers, monks, tourists, photographers, journalists, local people and the volunteers make the event an exceptional one. The world famous fair is celebrated every 12 years and pilgrims wait for the auspicious event to visit the city during the festival. The Ardh Kumbh Mela is another major religious fair, which is celebrated every 6 years. People from all over the world, including the celebrities, come down to the city at this time of the year to take a dip in the holy Ganga River.
Haridwar celebrates Holi and Dipawali or Diwali with the same fervor as the rest of the country. The Haridwar Ghats look wonderful in the evening of Diwali with lighted lamps floating in the water. In the dark of the night the illuminated city takes a heavenly look. To know more about fairs and festivals of Haridwar, click the following links:
Last Updated on 17th Oct 2012