Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India’s Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

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On a single day in February 2013, an estimated 30,000,000 Hindus bathed in the River Ganges in this Hindu stronghold to be cleansed from their sins.

At a 2017 Christmas service in Haridwar, a pastor was questioned by the police and taken to the police station for further investigation.



Even after this, a few days later in December 2017 Elijah Challenge workers held a Christmas Feeding Event Outreach:

“In spite of threats we held our Christmas Feeding Event. Around 160 souls dedicated their lives to the Lord Jesus. We already have an Elijah Challenge fellowship here. Approximately 140 new people came for the event from different area villages.

During the Sunday service which was followed by the Christmas Feeding Event, over 30 people testified of having received miraculous healing and deliverance as our Elijah Challenge-trained pastor prayed over the sick.”

Reported by Elijah Challenge Worker Lavi