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Venue: Haridwar (Uttranchal)
In The Months Of: July-August
Main Ritual: Offering Ganga Water To Local Shiva Temple.


Ten days before Shivteras, during the Hindu months of Shravan & Phalgun, corresponding to the months of July and August, thousands of devotees throng Haridwar, all the way walking barefeet, to collect holy waters of the river Ganga. Then they carry it back to their hometown & offer it at the local Shiv Temple. Colorful shops spring up and Haridwar resounds to the chanting of hymns.




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