Hari-ki-Pairi Ghat is a holy place situated in Haridwar
, where the Ganges
leaves the mountains and reaches the plains. Literally Hari-ki-Pairi means the feet of Hari (Lord Vishnu
). Here one can see what is believed to be the footprints of Lord Vishnu imprinted on the ground underneath the water.
This ghat is associated with King Shveta who had performed austerities here and received blessings from Brahma; hence it is also called Brahma Kund. Pilgrims consider it auspicious to come and bathe here before starting their ‘Char Dham
yatra’ (pilgrimage). Facilities are so arranged, which enable a large number of people to bathe at a time. Nearby the ghat lie temples dedicated to the goddess Ganga and Haricharan. A fair called Kumbhamela is also observed here.
Haridwar is well connected by road and rail. It is about 225 km from the northeast of Delhi.