Famous Rishikesh Temple
Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttarakhand. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the Chandrabhaga stream.Located amidst lush forested area, Rishikesh is the base for pilgrimage journeys to the Hindu shrines at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.Kankhal is one of the Panch Teerth (five Pilgrimages - Ganga, Kushwart, Bilwa Teerth, Neel Parvat and Kankhal), the Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund here are associated with the immolation in a yagya of Lord Shiva's first wife.
Rishikesh is also popularly known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’.Rishikesh and Haridwar are known as the “Twin National Heritage Cities” of the country. Due to the holy and religious significance . Rishikesh is the well known 'Dev Bhoomi' of Uttarakhand. Apart from the adventure activities what truly makes Rishikesh a famous tourist city is its high concentration of temples and yoga schools. There are numerous temples in Rishikesh, some old some new, some big some small with each having its own distinct flavou
Rishikesh abounds in temples. Some of the most famous of Rishikesh are Chandreshwar temple, Hanuman Mandir , Neelkanth Mahadev Temple , Bharat Temple, Raghunath Mandir , Kunjapuri Devi temple, Lakshmanan Temple , Shatrughana temple , Trayambakeshwar Temple , Gita Bhavan ,Swarg Niwas. Most of the pilgrims who pass through Rishikesh on their way to the Himalayan shrines of the Char Dham pause for a holy dip and puja at Triveni Ghat, in the central part of the town. The river here looks especially spectacular during aarti (evening worship) when diyas or oil lamps float on the water. Nearby is the Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh's oldest temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The Chandreshwar temple stands at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and the Ganges. The Hanuman Mandir is flocked by a large number of devotees on Tuesday.
Rishikesh has also developed as one of the better known towns for schools of yoga and meditation. Many meditation and yoga centres dot this temple-town and have a great following not only among domestic tourist also foreign tourists.
Rishikesh is also popularly known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ as well as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. It lies at around a distance of twenty-five kilometers from the holy city of Haridwar, which you can plan to visit along with Rishikesh. Since 2015, both Rishikesh and Haridwar are known as the “Twin National Heritage Cities” of the country. Due to the holy and religious significance of the city of Rishikesh both non-vegetarian food and alcohol are prohibited here. The streets of the city of Rishikesh are lined with a number of ancient temples both large and small. You can visit all these temples back to back while in Rishikesh.
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