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Hinduism - Where Is Garhmukteshvar?


Sacred location (tirtha) on the Ganges River, some sixty miles due east of Delhi, in the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The central temple at Garhmukteshvar is devoted to Shiva in his incarnation as the "Lord of Liberation" (mukteshvar), but the site's primary significance stems from its position on the Ganges as a venue for bathing (snana) and conducting memorial rituals (shraddhas) for the deceased.

On festival days, especially Kartik Purnima, the full moon in the lunar month of Kartik (October–November), large people go there to bathe.

 


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