Sweetness of faith at Haridwar

A Traveller’s Wish List

Where rests the soul, where records of families are found and where the sweetest malpuas are eaten after the yummiest aloo-poori

har ki pauri1 Har ki Pauri, Haridwar; Photo courtesy

Words: Ambica Gulati

The door of Hari opens for all here. It is after all one of the seven sacred cities for the Hindus. It is also one of the four cities where the drops of amrit fell while Garuda was flying with the pitcher of amrit for the devatas, so say the scriptures. It is the city where the holy Ganga takes everyone in her bosom, carrying them back to where they belong. It’s also the city where you can wash off all your sins, find solace in doing nothing and making attempts to merge with the creator. And it’s also a city which makes for a spiritual weekend escape from Delhi. After a stressful month, inspired by the movie Dum…

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