These Ganga Aarti Spots Across India Will Rejuvenate Your Tired Soul

by Sanmita A
These Ganga Aarti Spots Across India Will Rejuvenate Your Tired Soul

With the coming of social media, increasing workload, and the constant noise of news, people are slowly getting drawn to spiritual retreats. Especially, with the Covid-19 pandemic overwhelming the world, people have largely shifted to meditation, yoga, and working from peaceful places to cope with their mental anxiety. And these places can be anywhere where one can unwind, be it paragliding through valleys, watching the calming sunsets by the beach or sitting by a river within the vicinity of a temple.

One of the activities that often attracts a lot of spiritual people, is watching Ganga Aartis at India’s best ghats. Priests holding majestic diyas, bells ringing with loud mantra chanting. Nothing can be more of a peaceful experience if you’re wanting to rejuvenate yourself during a spiritual vacation.

Here are a few Ganga Aarti spots you can visit to calm your soul and trust us this spectacular evening aarti will stay with you for a long time.

1. Rishikesh

The hills are a great place to witness this spectacular ritual. The aarti takes place at the Parmath Niketan Ashram. So, if you are visiting Himachal Pradesh, you can sit by the river, watch the aarti and soak in all the positive energy.


2. Haridwar

The pandemic was a difficult phase for one and all – and there were millions who lost loved ones, families and even jobs to support themselves. People were mentally exhausted and a few are still recovering from the aftermath of the disaster. And to fight these feelings, one of the most peaceful activities that you can do to calm your anxious soul is sit and watch the Ganga Aarti. And trust us, you’d be surprised by the peace you experience near the holy river.

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3. Varanasi

Varanasi has the old city charm, only a few places have in India. And as they say, lakhs of people from India and around the world visit the place in search of tranquillity and moksha. Moksha – a concept that frees you from the cycle of birth. It is a place you must visit once in your lifetime. The holy ritual of worshipping the rive in done in the presence of hundreds, yet the peace you will feel is incomparable.

4. Prayagraj

Previously known as Allahabad, the city is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which attracts scores of travellers too. Taking a holy dip at the Sangam – where three rivers meet, watching the Ganga Aarti is one of the things you must do while there. Another iconic festival, that takes place in this city is the Kumbh Mela. It is hosted every 12 years where devotees from across the world gather to seek blessings.

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5. Kolkata

If you are from eastern India, you can witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti without visiting Varanasi or Rishikesh. Head to Ramkrishnapur Ghat, where you can exactly feel the energy as in Varanasi. Spend your evenings by the ghat and experience exuberance at the end of all of it.

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