Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to sacred texts, Haridwar is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. Kumbha Mela is celebrated once every three years in one of the four holy cities. Every 12 years, millions of pilgrims, devotees and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins. Brahma Kund, the spot where the elixir of immortality fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, "footsteps of the Lord") and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.,A paradise for nature lovers, Haridwar offers a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization.