The sacred Ganga river is considered to be holy by the Hindu devotees and falls first at Haridwar. Haridwar is a very holy place for the Hindus. It is regarded as one of the seven holiest places according to the Hindu religion. The literal meaning of this place is “Gateway to God” where “Hari” means God and “Dwar” means door. This is also the starting point of many Hindu pilgrimages such as Char Dham Yatra. The credit of bringing Ganga to Haridwar goes to King Bhagirath when he aspired for attaining salvation of his ancestors. After every 12 years, Kumbh Mela is held here. People from all over the world come here to take a dip into the holy river and wash all their sins which helps in attaining Moksha or salvation.