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  • Special News | Kumbh Mela: Around 20 lakh devotees performed

    Special News | Kumbh Mela: Around 20 lakh devotees performed 'snan' in Haridwar

    Mar 11, 2021, 04:16 PM IST

    Lakhs of devotees from different parts of the country took a holy dip in the river Ganga at Har ki Pairi in Haridwar on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Today is the first Shahi Snan at the Kumbh Mela which is being organised here after 12 years. An Ardh Kumbh Mela took place in Haridwar in 2016.

  • Haridwar Mahakumbh 2021: First

    Haridwar Mahakumbh 2021: First 'Shahi Snan' today amid strict Covid-19 norms

    Mar 11, 2021, 07:37 AM IST

    The Uttarakhand government has decided to limit the Kumbh this year to 30 days due to pandemic. Kumbh Mela is a religious pilgrimage, one of the largest mass gatherings at one place. It is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years and spans four river-bank pilgrimage sites, namely Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.

  • Maha Kumbh Mela: Preparations in full swing in Haridwar

    Maha Kumbh Mela: Preparations in full swing in Haridwar

    Mar 10, 2021, 01:38 PM IST

    'Kumbh Mela 2021' is around the corner and the preparations are underway in Haridwar. Keeping pandemic in mind, hand sanitizer stalls have also been put up place to place.

  • Haridwar Kumbh 2021: Preparations in full swing for Shahi Snan

    Haridwar Kumbh 2021: Preparations in full swing for Shahi Snan

    Mar 09, 2021, 11:05 AM IST

    The Kumbh Mela will take place from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Kumbh Mela will take place from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Devotees celebrate

    Devotees celebrate 'Magh Purnima' in Haridwar, Prayagraj

    Feb 27, 2021, 12:15 PM IST

    The nation is celebrating 'Magh Purnima' on Feb 27. Devotees took holy dip on the auspicious occasion in Haridwar and also offered prayers at the ghat. Similarly, devotees took holy dip on occasion of 'Magh Purnima' in Prayagraj as well. According to Hindu calendar, 'Magh Purnima' falls on full moon day.

  • Kumbh Mela officials being administered COVID vaccine

    Kumbh Mela officials being administered COVID vaccine

    Feb 24, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

    Personnel who will be posted on Kumbh Mela duty are being vaccinated against COVID-19. Kumbh Mela Officer Deepak Rawat was administered with the vaccine on Feb 23. Kumbh Mela 2021 is scheduled to be held from 1st to 30th April in Haridwar.

  • No VIP movement allowed on main

    No VIP movement allowed on main 'Kumbh Snan' Day in Haridwar: Uttarakhand DGP

    Feb 19, 2021, 06:10 PM IST

    Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar chaired review meeting with officials over 2021 Haridwar Kumbh Mela at Police HQ in Dehradun on February 19.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Haridwar all set to welcome devotees

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Haridwar all set to welcome devotees

    Feb 19, 2021, 10:55 AM IST

    Preparations are underway for Kumbh Mela 2021 in Uttarakhand's Haridwar. This year Kumbh Mela will be held from April 01 to April 30 in the holy city of Haridwar. Facilities like RO drinking water, hospitals, canteens and help desk will be provided to the devotees. Several temporary and permanent amenities will also be provided to the pilgrims. The Kumbh administration has also put cameras at the Ganga Ghats to monitor the crowd.

  • Basant Panchami: Devotees take holy dip in Ganga River

    Basant Panchami: Devotees take holy dip in Ganga River

    Feb 16, 2021, 09:57 AM IST

    A large number of devotees took holy dip on the auspicious occasion of 'Basant Panchami'. In UP's Varanasi, people took holy dip in Ganga River on February 16. Basant Panchami, also known as 'Vasant Panchami', marks the arrival of the spring season in India. Devotees also lit 'diyas' on this occasion in the river. Devotees also took holy dip early morning in the pious city Haridwar. Associated with yellow colour, the festival of Basant Panchami also marks the start of preparation for 'Holika' and 'Holi', which occurs nearly 40 days later. Devotees also worship Goddess Saraswati today and serve 'bhog' (food offerings) to Almighty.

  • National Girl Child Day: Srishti Goswami appointed Uttarakhand CM for one day

    National Girl Child Day: Srishti Goswami appointed Uttarakhand CM for one day

    Jan 25, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

    Haridwar-based Shristi Goswami became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day on January 24 which is the National Girl Child Day.

  • Kumbh mela will be held in Haridwar despite COVID-19: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

    Kumbh mela will be held in Haridwar despite COVID-19: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

    Nov 23, 2020, 09:23 AM IST

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday asserted that Kumbh Mela will be held in its "divine form" at Haridwar in 2021 despite the practical problems arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Handed over Haridwar

    Handed over Haridwar's Hotel Alaknanda to Uttarakhand govt to end years of conflict: CM Yogi

    Nov 17, 2020, 04:26 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended foundation stone laying ceremony of a guest house in Badrinath in presence of Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat on November 17.

  • Farmers of Haridwar, Siliguri hail new agriculture reforms

    Farmers of Haridwar, Siliguri hail new agriculture reforms

    Oct 05, 2020, 08:04 PM IST

    Farmers of Uttarakhand's Haridwar and West Bengal's Siliguri hailed the new agriculture reforms.

  • Learn interesting details about temples in Haridwar

    Learn interesting details about temples in Haridwar

    Sep 05, 2020, 09:23 AM IST

    Acharya Indu Prakash shares interesting details about the temples in Haridwar. He also suggests places where doing pitra puja is auspicious.

  • Mortal remains of Pranab Mukherjee immersed in Ganga River at Haridwar

    Mortal remains of Pranab Mukherjee immersed in Ganga River at Haridwar

    Sep 02, 2020, 08:59 AM IST

    The mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee was immersed in Ganga River at Haridwar on September 01.

  • Kumbh festival should be held in 2021 with same rituals, traditions: Uttarakhand CM

    Kumbh festival should be held in 2021 with same rituals, traditions: Uttarakhand CM

    Jul 18, 2020, 08:33 PM IST

    Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat on July 18 stated that the Kumbh festival should be held in 2021 with the same rituals and traditions in the state.

  • Haridwar borders sealed over ban on

    Haridwar borders sealed over ban on 'Kanwar Yatra'

    Jul 07, 2020, 04:28 PM IST

    The Uttarakhand government has sealed the borders of Haridwar in order to restrict the flow of 'Kanwariyas' who are expected to throng the religious town despite the annual 'Kanwar Yatra' being deferred by the state government.

  • Unlock 2: Temples reopen in Haridwar

    Unlock 2: Temples reopen in Haridwar

    Jul 02, 2020, 10:25 PM IST

    As more restrictions get lifted in Unlock 2, several temples in Haridwar reopened for devotees on July 02 after remaining closed for over 90 days due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

  • Kanwariyas entering Haridwar to be quarantined for 14 days

    Kanwariyas entering Haridwar to be quarantined for 14 days

    Jul 02, 2020, 10:22 AM IST

    The annual yatra which sees a huge congregation of kanwariyas in Haridwar to collect the holy Ganga water was cancelled this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Swami Ramdev performs Yoga in Haridwar on International Yoga Day

    Swami Ramdev performs Yoga in Haridwar on International Yoga Day

    Jun 21, 2020, 08:51 AM IST

    On International Yoga Day, Yog guru Swami Ramdev performed Yoga in Haridwar along with his students. This year the theme is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family.