Timings : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Timings keep changing based on sunset time)
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Ganga Aarti is the most auspicious and holiest ritual performed on the ghats of Rishikesh in the evening at the time of dusk. Although the aarti is performed at several ghats, the most popular ones are performed at Parmath Niketan Ghat and Triveni Ghat. The riverbank is lit up with dainty floating diyas and the smoke of the hawans floating the skies. The chiming of the temple bells, the chanting of mantras and the overall ambience of the place is an experience of a lifetime.
It is performed by Vedic priests, basically, students who are studying the Vedas. The prayers are made to Agni - the God of Fire, and the saffron-clad pandits hold large bowls of fire which go round and round in front of the river bank. Pilgrims also offer flowers to the gods that float in the waters along with the diyas.