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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to shop for in Haridwar?

Apoorva Harduley DEC 10 2012
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Just like any other holy city in the country, there are lots and lots of bronze Shiva statues, cheap T shirts, handicraft, pendants, stone work, and such stuff available in Haridwar too. Is it too clustered in your mind right now? If yes, then read on about the things that can be shopped in Haridwar.

  • Music CDs

    You will find all the possible collections of Bhajans from all the singers possible being sold at every corner of town. With that, also enjoy the Trance/Lounge music available at many spots such as the Bhajan Sangam Music Shopthat would be a lovely partner in your effort of learning or doing Yoga.

  • Stones

    Enjoy taking a stroll through the stalls selling precious and semi precious astrological stones such as panna, meena and rudraksha keeping the originality of the gems into the ‘doubtful' category.

  • Pickles and Churans

    While in Haridwar, you should not miss trying the wide variety of pickles, chutneys and churans that are available at many shops in almost all the markets in town. You will find pickles of things that you didn't even know the names of and you will be amazed for sure. Try the Aam papad, it's a hit and you will know why once you taste it.

  • T Shirts
    There are T shirts with Gods printed, there are bronze and silver accessories which are generally devoted to Lord Shiva and Ganesh.

  • Puja Items

    Also, because Haridwar is a holy city that is frequented by pilgrims and is an important stopover en route popular pilgrimages such as Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath, you will find all the puja items at hundreds of stalls in town. From all kinds of dhoop battis to aarti plates and from various kinds of tikas and Yoga mats to the cans that are used to bring the holy water from the Ganges.

Keep in mind the golden rule of haggling over the prices and shop in Haridwar to know what it is like to shop in a country driven by religious values. It's an experience in itself, explore town and see that for yourself.

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