Kumbh Mela 2021: This year i.e. the full Kumbh bath of 2021 is going to be held in Haridwar called Devbhoomi of India. This year, the first royal bath of Purna Kumbh to be held in Haridwar will be on Mahashivratri on 11 March 2021. Crores of pilgrims from every corner of the country come to this ‘Har ki Pauri’ in Haridwar to bathe in Kumbh and get salvation by bathing in the holy Ganges river.
Let us also tell you here that the ‘Hara ki Pauri’ of Haridwar where devotees take bath in Kumbh was first named ‘Bhartrihari ki Paadi’ which later became ‘Hari ki Paadi’ or ‘Hara ki Pauri’. Let us know how the name of ‘Bhartruhari Ki Paadi’ became ‘Hari ki Paadi’ or ‘Pauri’.
There was ‘ Hari of Pauri ‘ the name :According to a legend, King Bhartrihari of Ujjain did penance for many years on a hill above this ‘Hari ki Pauri’ after renouncing the royal text. A cave by the name of Bhartrihari is still present under this hill. It is also said that during the austerity, the path by which King Bhartrihari had come for bathing in the Ganges, the steps were made by Bhartrihari’s brother King Vikramaditya.
Mahabharat Katha: Due to this sin, Draupadi and the rest of the Pandavas were not able to leave Yudhishthira and the rest of heaven, read in detail.
King Bhartrihari named these stairs as ‘Paadi’. Since ‘Hari’ is present at the end of the name of King Bhartrihari. That is why these stairs are called ‘Hari ki Paadi’ or ‘Hari ki Pauri’. ‘Hari ki Pauri’ is also called “Hari i.e. stage of Narayana” in another sense.
Drops of nectar fell here: It is also believed that ‘Hari ki Pauri’ is the place where the drops of Amrit Kalash, released during the churning of the sea, fell. ‘Hari ki Pauri’ is considered the most sacred ghat of Haridwar. According to another belief, Shri Hari Vishnu and Shiva appeared in the Vedic period on this ‘Hari Ki Pauri’. It is also said that Brahma Ji also performed a yagna here.