Ganga Aarti - Find the best divine aarti in Rishikesh at Parmarth Niketan 2021
Ganga Aarti is a beautiful ritual performed by Ganga devotees. Most people visit Ganga Aarti daily every evening from 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm (every day). It is so lovely to see so many diyas (lamps) floating in the Ganges. During the evening, many priests can be seen offering Aarti to the Ganges, but the most famous place for Aarti to Ganga is the Parmarth Niketan Ashram. It is a popular destination among tourists and devotees in the evenings.
It is performed and performed by the Vedic priest, especially the children who study the Vedas there. Aarti starts with chanting some mantras, chanting bhajans, prayers, and sacred rituals around the Fire with reverence to Agni, the God of Fire, while also spreading positivity in the surroundings. You can sit quietly and fold your arms or join in the bhajans singing with them. Many pilgrims visit Ganga Aarti daily.
How to reach Parmarth Niketan
You can take a taxi, bus or private vehicle. The ashram is located on the banks of the river Ganga. It is 500 meters away from Ram Jhula, 15 km from Haridwar, and 20 km from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is another place in Rishikesh that is famous for the ‘Maha Aarti’ that takes place here. Aarti begins with chanting, drumming, ringing bells, and offering diyas to the Ganges. The priest holds a large bowl of Fire, the bells of the ghat temples begin to ring, and the chanting mantras flow out in the air. The ghat is lit every evening during the Maha Arti.
The flowers and Diyas are taken by Devotees from the ghat and flow through the river. For the ancestors, rituals such as Mundan and Pindha Shraddha take place at the Triveni Ghat. Rishikesh is a holy bathing place where many pilgrims bathe during various festivals like Ganga Dussehra, Purnima, and Ekadashi.
Those who bathe in the Triveni Ghat is believed to wash away all their sins, purify their souls, and believe that they will attain salvation (Mukti) after death. Aarti is performed every morning and evening at Triveni Ghat. It is good to sit on the banks of the Ganges and enjoy the cool breeze coming from the river.
How to reach Triveni Ghat
You can take an auto to reach this place from Haridwar, which is 10 km away. If you have a car, there is parking at Triveni Ghat, where you can park your vehicle. The road to Triveni Ghat is often a busy street, so large vehicles do not come here.
Sunset at Parmarth Niketan Ganga Aarti attracts hundreds to thousands of visitors every day from all cultures, religions, languages, and different walks of life. Aarti’s power is universal regardless of one’s religion or ability to understand Hindi or Sanskrit. Ganga Aarti transcends the boundaries and borders of language and culture and sinks directly into one’s heart, taking one to heaven.
Every evening we gather for Ganga Aarti as the last rays of the sun reflect the boundless waters of the Mother Ganga. This ceremony is filled with song, prayer, ritual, and purse presence of the divine. Aarti is a beautiful ritual in which diyas (oil lamps) are offered to God. Aarti can be done to the deity in the temple. It can be done on the banks to Mother Ganga or to a saint. It is performed to God for God to make us feel one with the divine presence and be grateful for what we have.