Ganga Aarti Timing Rishikesh– Tips to avoid the crowd

Ganga Aarti Timing Rishikesh– The timing of the evening Ganga Aarti varies depending on the season. During the winter months (November to February), the ceremony starts at 5 pm, while in the summer months (March to October), it starts at 6 pm. It is essential to arrive at least an hour before the ceremony starts to get a good spot, as it gets crowded quickly.

Ganga Aarti Timing Rishikesh varies based on the season and location, and it can also differ according to local traditions and the sunset time. Here is a detailed description of the timings at different places:

Parmarth Niketan Ganga Aarti

The Aarti at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh is conducted by the ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. The ritual begins with the singing of bhajans and prayers, followed by a sacred and purifying ritual around a fire with offerings made to Agni, the fire.

After the lamps are lit, the aarti ceremony takes place as the final part of the ritual. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram in melodious voices, while a grand statue of Lord Shiva watches over the proceedings.

Parmarth Niketan Aarti Time

The divine Ganga aarti at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh happens every day from 4:30 PM  to 6:30 PM.Very Crowded.

Triveni Ghat Aarti Point

The Maha Aarti or Ganga Aarti is a significant evening prayer and a major attraction at Triveni Ghat, performed on the banks of the holy Ganges River. It draws a large number of devotees and visitors who participate in the chanting of bhajans, the beating of drums, and the ringing of bells.

As a part of this ceremony, people light oil lamps or Diyas, place them on flower-filled leaf boats, and float them on the sacred river. The illuminated lamps on the boats present a beautiful sight in the evening.

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Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh Uttarakhand

Triveni Ghat Aarti Time

Triveni Ghat Aarti TimingOpening Time06:00 pm – Closing Time 07:30 pm (Daily)- Highly Crowded

Ganga Aarti Shatrughan Ghat

The Ganga Aarti at Shatrughan Ghat offers a mesmerizing experience. The lighting ceremony is the focal point of the event, and it offers a highly spiritual experience. The riverbank of the Ganges is serene, and the view is awe-inspiring. As the evening progresses, the ambiance becomes more profound and offers a meditative experience. The rituals performed are serene and convey a message of harmony and affection.

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Ganga Aarti at Shatrughan Ghat -The Lighting Ceremony
Ganga Aarti at Shatrughan Ghat -The Lighting Ceremony

Shatrughan Ghat Ganga Aarti Time

The usual start time for the event is approximately 5:30 PM, with a typical end time of around 6:30 PM. However, the start time may vary based on the sunset time, and in such cases, it could begin around 6 PM.- LEAST CROWDED


If you are planning a trip to Rishikesh, witnessing the Ganga Aarti is a must-do activity. Knowing the timing of the ceremony is important, so you can plan your day accordingly. Whether you choose to attend the morning or evening ceremony, you are sure to have a memorable and spiritual experience that will stay with you forever.




Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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