According to google, “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 Kumbh Mela.”
This festival is held every twelve years in Haridwar where approximately 220 million Hindus gather over a period of 50 days.
This month following our Good Friday service in this Hindu stronghold of Haridwar, thirty people were baptized.