Rishikesh

Rishikesh | PLACES TO SEE | Rishikesh Tourism
Rishikesh | PLACES TO SEE
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  • Laxman Jhoola: Laxman Jhoola in Rishikesh is believed to be the spot from where Laxman (younger brother of lord Rama) crossed the holy Ganga through a jute bridge. The jute bridge was later replaced by a suspension bridge which was washed away by floods in 1924 and the stronger bridge was finally built.
  • Laxman temple dedicated to Laxman stands nearby Laxman Jhoola. The main attraction of the temple is Rishi Kund where lord Rama and his brother Laxman bathed after killing Ravana in order to get rid of the sin.
  • Kailash Niketan / Terah Manzil Temple: A 13 storey eye catching temple on the bank of holy river Ganga nearby Laxman Jhoola, Kailash Niketan or the Terah Manzil temple is dedicated to lord Shiva but houses idols of all the gods and goddess of Hinduism. The tall temple visible from Haridwar-Badrinath route is visited by thousands of pilgrims and other tourists everyday. Sight seeing from the roof of the temple offers breathtaking view of captivating Rishikesh.
    Triveni Ghat: Triveni is a spot where three rivers meet. Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh is the holy confluence of river Ganga, river Yamuna and river Saraswati. Devotees take dip at the holy confluence to get rid of all sins committed and achieve salvation. Evening Aarati at Triveni Ghat is popular among the people of Dehradun, Haridwar, whole of Uttarakhand, whole of India and the Hindu devotees outside India. Tourists get enchanted with the floating diyas, flowers and the singing of sacred Mantras and bhajans at Triveni Ghat.
    Bharat Mandir: Bharat temple in Rishikesh enshrines the statue of lord Vishnu with Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Padma in four different hands, made up of single saligram (the stone which is worshipped as form of lord Vishnu). Bharat is considered to be the incarnation of lord Vishnu and Bharat temple is mentioned in great Hindu holy epics Vishnu Puran, Mahabharata, Geeta, Vaman Puran and Narsingh Puran. Every year in the day of Basant Panchami the Shaligram is taken to Mayakund and bathed. The return journey is a grand procession. People believe that if any devotee perform 108 pradakshina (rounds) of lord Hrishikesh Narayan on the day of Akshya Tritiya, the lord fulfills all her/his wishes.
  • Paramartha Niketan Temple: Ganga Aarati at the bank of holy river Ganga performed every evening in Paramartha Niketan is well known among national and international tourists. The huge statue of lord Shiva sitting in bull and the statue of Krishna-Arjun in chariot depicting the initiation of Mahabharata war captivate the tourists.
  • Ram Jhoola: Ram Jhoola is much bigger and picturesque than Laxman Jhoola, connecting Swargasharm with Shivananda Ashram. Thousands of visitors pay visit to Ram Jhoola as it being the place from where lord Rama (the hero of Hindu holy epic Ramayana) crossed holy Ganga.
  • Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham: Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham is the institution where Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami Shivananda got education. Kailash Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham prsearves and promotes the traditional Vedantic studies.