Har Ki Pauri is a famous historical place located in Haridwar of Uttarakhand state. Har Ki Pauri is a sacred religious place and important ghat on the banks of river Ganga. This Ghat is also known as named of "Brahma Kund".
This place was constructed by King Vikramaditya. The king had constructed this ghat in memory of his brother "Britharee". There is a footprint of Lord Shri Vishnu in a stone on Har Ki Pauri.
According to legendary beliefs, after the Samudra Manthan, when the struggle for receiving nectar in God-demons started, then to rescue the nectar Lord Vishwakarma was taking Amrit's Kalash with the sky route was going, at the same time suddenly from the Kalash of nectar a few drops fell in the river.
At that time the drops of nectar in Haridwar, the places where fell, he was "Har Ki Pauri".This is the reason that after bathing in the holy river Ganges, all sin committed by man is destroyed and he gets salvation.
It is believed that King Shwet had worshipped Lord Brahma on Har Ki Pauri. Pleased with his worship, Brahma Ji appeared before him and asked him to ask for his desire. Then the king demanded the boon from Lord Brahma that this place should be known only by the name of God.
Brahma Ji gave the king the boon and since then Har Ki Pauri is also known as 'Brahma Kund'. Every evening there is Aarti of Goddess Ganga at this place, many devotees come here to join the Aarti. "Har Ki Pauri" Ghat is considered to be the holiest place in Haridwar.
The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 38 km from Haridwar.
The nearest railway station of Haridwar is Haridwar, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.
Har Ki Pauri is located on the banks of river Ganga in Haridwar, which is about 3 km from Haridwar bus stand.
The journey of Har Ki Pauri can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to March. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold.
Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much.
Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains.