This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar.During the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha.
The River Ganga, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.Har ki Pauri or footsteps of Lord Shiva is considered the most sacred site in Hardwar.Haridwar is also known as the home of Devi Sati and the palace of her father Daksha.Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kasi, Kanchi, Avantika and Dwaraka are the seven holy places. As also the inter-change usage of Puri and Dwaraka.
In ancient times, the town was also referred to as Gangadwára (गंगाद्वार), the place where the Ganges descends to the plains."Ayodhyā Mathurā Māyā Kāśī Kāñcī Avantikā Purī Dvārāvatī caiva saptaitā mokṣadāyikāḥ"– Garuḍa Purāṇa I XVI .14 Lit.
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