Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

day tour
  • Starting from

    USD 32
  • Highlights

    Attending and viewing Ganga Aarti – Ganges Worship Ceremony on Dashashwamedh ghat of Varanasi.
  • Duration

    03-04 Hours 6:30 PM in summers & 5:15 in winters.
  • Location

    Ganga & Ghats of Varanasi

Ganga Aarti on the ghat of the River Ganga in Varanasi is a traditionally religious ritual of the Hindus to express their gratitude to Mother Ganges, revered as a deity. The Aarti lasts for 50 minutes. The timing of the Ganga Aarti varies as per the weather conditions. In summer season it is conducted at 6:30 PM but in winter season at 5:15 PM. Though in summer and winter, the venue of the ceremony remains same and in the open on Dashashwamedh Ghat but during monsoon, it is shifted into temple. Watching the ceremony is a feast to the eyes and partaking in it is like a spiritual bliss. Every evening, young Brahmins conduct the Ganga Aarti according to religiously prescribed mode. The Ganga Aarti is a Hindu spiritual ceremony accompanied by chanting of Sanskrit shlokas (sacred hymns) in honour of the Ganges. Hundreds of pilgrims hurry each evening on foot or by boat along the Ganges to attend this ceremony. Ganga Aarti begins with the sound of conch-shells billowed by young Brahmans. Dressed in brightly colored silk dhotis, they perform a perfectly synchronized choreography using a variety of material and instruments, traditionally used in deity worship: candlesticks, brass lamps, incense sticks, bells, peacock feathers etc. These priests then perform the "Puja" offering rites, to the rhythm of sacred songs by managing fire and light with great dexterity. Each gesture thus rests on a precise and codified symbolism. Fire and light, at the center of this ceremony as well as of the Hindu religion, are thus "offered to the Ganges". A supernatural atmosphere plunges the faithful and the public into a collective communion culminating in a final mystical impulse symbolized by the flight of petals. The smell of incense mingles in the air, creating an auspicious ambience. The candles lit up on leaves are offered to the Ganges. As a result, plunged in a mysterious fog, thousands of lamps undulate and drift on the Ganges, making a perfect opportunity for a photographer.

PER PERSON RATES

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No. Of Pax 01 Pax 02 Pax 03- 04 Pax 05- 08 Pax
Per Person USD 70 USD 40 USD 35 USD 32

Inclusions:

  • The services of an English speaking guide.
  • Transfers to and from your hotel.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Boat ride charges.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person.
  • All taxes.

Price does not Include:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuity
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Tips for the day tour:

  • Whole year, except the Monsoon season, is suitable for the Ganga Aarti In Varanasi Tour. The tour is offered throughout the year.
  • The guide accompanying you for the Ganga Aarti In Varanasi Tour is a unique personality, a real expert of the places.
  • This excursion in India is subject to its availability.
  • Minimum no. of pax: 01
    Maximum no of pax:08
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