The Kumbh Mela is one the biggest and oldest spiritual events, held once in 12 years in Northern India. In 2011, this religious gathering was so huge that it was visible in space through a satellite. The event attracts over 70 million people every year.
"Haridwar has numerous bathing ghats but devotees head towards Har-ki-Pauri ( literally translating to the footprints of Lord Vishnu). It is considered that bathing in Ganga here repents you for your sins and is a holy act in Hindu religion. People from all around the country as well as the globe visit this holy place for as it is one of the seven holiest cities in India (Sapt Puri) and is the center for the biggest religious gathering in the world- The Maha Kumbh. It is believed that Haridwar is one of those 4 cities where a drop of elixir of immortality (Amrit) fell. Thus making it an essential place in Hindu mythology." .
People plan on visiting the place in search of relief from the scorching heat but the traffic makes it yet another jam-packed cities making it no different than the other urban areas. Visit these places, it's important. But considered the factors that might be exploiting the culture and the groundwork of the city. .
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