Ganga Aarti Lighting Ceremony at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

The timings for divine ganga aarti at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh is from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. At the home of Indian spirituality, immerse yourself with temple tours and experience devotional rituals, starting with the charming Ganga Arti at Parmarth Niketan on the banks of the holy river.

Ganga Aarti

Of all the rivers of the Indian subcontinent, the Ganga is perhaps the most beautiful. It originates from Gaumukh in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.The holy Ganges is worshipped at various ghats in Rishikesh among which the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan are distinctively famous. This divine light ceremony is filled with song, prayer, ritual and a palpable sense of the divine. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which dias (oil lamps) are offered to God..

Live from the holy banks of Maa Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand for our Divine Ganga Aarti Ceremony in the divine presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, as we are joined by our family from across India and around the world for an extraordinary evening celebration of love, light and divine communion during the ongoing.

@ Parmarth Niketan

Each evening as the sun’s last rays reflect off the boundless waters of Mother Ganga, we gather for Ganga Aarti. This divine light ceremony is filled with song, prayer, ritual and a palpable sense of the divine. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which dias (oil lamps) are offered to God. Aarti can be done to a deity in the temple, it can be done on the banks of the Ganges to Mother Ganga, or it can be done to a saint. It is performed to God, in any manifestation, in any form, and by any name.

Ganga aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshipping the Ganga. Lots of people visit the Ganga aarti everyday at 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Daily). It is beautiful to see so many diyas floating in the Ganges. In Rishikesh, at evening you can find many priest offering aarti to Ganges, but the most famous place for Ganga Aarti is Parmarth Niketan Ashram. It is famous for its Ganga Aarti at dusk among tourists as well as devotees.

It is organized and performed by Vedic priest, particularly the children who are studying about the Vedas there. Aarti starts with chanting of some mantras, singing of bhajans, prayers, and sacred ritual that take place around a fire, with the aid made to Agni, the god of fire. The fire spreads the positivity in the surroundings. You can sit calmly and fold your hands or join the singing Bhajans with them. Daily many pilgrims visit the Ganga aarti.

The sunset Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan draws between hundreds and thousands of visitors each day from all cultures, all languages, all religions and all walks of life. Regardless of one’s religion or ability to understand Hindi or Sanskrit, the power of the aarti is universal. Ganga Aarti transcends the borders and boundaries of language and culture, diving straight into one’s heart, carrying one to Heaven.


Important Information

  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen,       umbrella, hats or scarf & camera if interested in photography.
  • Children of 0-4 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera &       its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen & umbrella
          (in case of rainy season or summers).
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