One day, I was in a dream, and the God Lord Shiva invited me to Haridwar. My sweet but bitter relationship with God since I’m not religious but spiritual. My friends are often unable to grasp the difference between this. I, however, accepted the invitation, but He has the power of God. Today, on the 9th of August 2022, I enjoyed my first cup of green tea in the morning. I served a cup to the Lord, but he seemed unwilling to drink a cup of tea. I assured him it tasted superior to the Halahal (the poison) you drank while the ocean was churning. He smiled and was delighted with the tea. Then I quickly took a bath as well as breakfast, and I was the first to go on a trip., I set off for the home that is the Lord Hari Haridwar. The road was gorgeous, and, at the time, our bus was parked on the banks of the River Ganges. Lord Shiva was not happy with me for denying his window seats. He was staring at Ganga, and I had to rebuke Him with a low voice in the sense that looking at other women and having a wife who is a bona fide one at home isn’t good. I smiled back at him. The snake on His neck was frightening.
When I arrived at Haridwar, I sat down to sip tea. Lord instructed me that it was time to go come to Him near Har ki Pauri. Har Ki Pauri (the Lotus feet of Lord Vishnu) I don’t know whether Har references Hari or Lord Shiva. As we speak of Har Gauri, we mean Shiva and Parvati. I asked Him what the meaning was; Lord Shiva smiled at me when I told him that the ancient belief that has been sustained for centuries is that there is no distinction between me and Lord Narayana. Lord Shiva was gone out of my sight. I began exploring the holy capital city, Lord Narayan. The town is decorated with colorful shops that sell various items associated with religious beliefs. The smell of Sweets and other desserts made my appetite a lot. After three kilometers, I finally reached Harki Pauri. I was awestruck by the speed of the water and fascinated by the quantity of water. Although I have swum several times within Ganga in Calcutta, the raging Ganges here was awe-inspiring. I observed many people bathing on the water. The River bank is guarded by chains and poles made of steel. Devotees can take a dip by securing the chain.
The other type of Gange form is: While walking through Roorkee, I came across the Manmade Ganges, known in the local dialect Gang Nehar. This magnificent human invention of a 500-kilometer-long canal was created in 1842 and completed in 1854. It took twelve years to finish. The channel was first constructed in the upper stream of Haridwar. Colonel Proby Cautley started the project. The track links Ganga’s upper river Ganga to Harwdwar to the lower stream, Yamuna, which covers the Doab region. It was deemed necessary due to the aftermath of the Agra famine, in which around 800,000 people were killed. Colonel Proby alone conducted the survey regardless of the odds and despite objections, particularly by members of the Hindu Brahmin Society.
After another visit to Har Ki Pauri, I wanted to see the fabled Mansa Devi (The Goddess of Snakes). It was situated on Bilwa Parvat in the Shivalik mountains. During the 832 steps, I climbed sweating and perspiration like any other the heart, which was swollen and ischemic, didn’t cause any discomfort. It was then that I realized my heart is in good health thanks to Goddess Manasa’s divine grace. It was a refreshing experience for me.
The River Ganges is similar to the arteries and veins of Indian society of the northern region. But I also dipped in the holy waters and began exploring the city. After a long time of wandering about aimlessly, I had a bite of food. Lord Shiva wasn’t there along with me. I saw him on the shore. He waved at me. I also waved to him, and people around me looked at me with awe to determine who I was waving to. However, they could not see the man. Later in the evening, I returned to the Har Ki Pauri, took an ice bath, and sat down on the stairs to witness an evening of the Worshipping River Ganges. The river’s colorful banks were crowded with people dressed in saffron. Many lamps were floating along the water, and people wanted their dreams to be satisfied.