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Garhmukteshwar,Meerut .

Garhmukteshwar,Meerut . The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva. The temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Ganga.Ganges is worshipped here in as many as four different temples.These temples are situated on the cliff overlooking Ganges and below it.One of them is situated alongside Meerut road. Garhmukteshwar is an ancient place that is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. There are claims that it was a part of ancient Hastinapur, the capital of the Pandavas. The place is famous for its 80 Sati Pillars. These pillars mark the spots where Hindu widows are said to have committed sati. Garhmukteshwar is like mini Banaras.The main attraction is the Ganges and the bathing ghat along it.The Ganges here can be seen flowing water as far as the eyes can see.The river here was of the colour of cold coffee, but unlike how she is at Haridwar and Rishikesh; the Ganga is much cleaner here.Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day of the month of Kartik. Garh Mukteshwar

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