Rishikesh situated in the Tehri Gharwal region of Uttaranchal the Indian state. Rishikesh also know as Hrishikesh. Rishikesh known with many other’s name like: the gateway to the Himalayas, Teerth Nagri, Yog Nagri, Yoga City.
Rishikesh catch the attention off’s thousands of pilgrims, tourists each year, from India with many other countries. It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is located around 25 kilometres north of another holy city, Haridwar.
Some Restriction In Rishikesh City
It has also banned use of plastics bags.
It is a vegetarian city by law.
It is an alcohol-free city by law.
Why name Rishikesh ? / Legend Of Rishikesh Name
According to Hindu mythology the place gets its name after God Vishnu who appeared to rishi. Vishnu “god of the senses”.
Rishikesh Religious Story
There are achieves of ancient temples and ashrams affording spiritual solace to pilgrims, the important among them being temple of Bharata Pushkar temple, Shatrughan temple, Lahkhsmana temple, Geeta Bhawan and the Punjab Kshetra. Rishikesh, also known as the “place of sagas” is a spiritual town situated 24 kms upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga.
Another Famous Legend of Lord Rama
Another famous legend of lord rama, God rama came on the guidance of sage vasishtha to do sacrament for killing Demon Ravana ( king of lanka). Lord Rama younger brother lakshmana, crossed the holy river Ganges, at a point, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge.
There are many achieves of olden temples, ashrams giving divine solace to pilgrims, Shatrughan temple, Geeta Bhawan, the most important temple of Bharata Pushkar temple, Lahkhsmana temple, the Punjab Kshetra etc.
Rishikesh is an ideal destination also for the people who are concerned in yoga, medtation, other characteristics of Hinduism. Rishikesh is the suggested consign for starting trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks, for rafting, for the adventure hunters.
In February month, each year, International Yoga week which attracts contribution from across the world, is held in rishikesh.
Top 5 Rishikesh Attractions
In Rishikesh every inch of place is sacred. The banks of Ganga in Rishikesh are spotted by many very old ashrams and temples ( Mandir ).
One Attractive Place In Rishikesh is Lakshman Jhula
The Lakshman Jhula hanging bridge successively from one bank of Ganga to other is the landmark of the Rishikesh city. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. The myth behind it states that Lord Rama Brother’s Lakshman crossed a Jhula ( bridge ) made of jute ropes here on river Ganga. The sight from the Jhula itself is panoramic. The river waters flowing below Hills, a fresh breeze, the hills covered in green belt, all these jointly make Lakshman Jhula a grand place to visit. Many people feed the fish in the river below from the bridge itself, the fish gather round at the place where people drop food for them. Many pepole’s take a boat ride in the river to take a superior view of the Lakshman Jhula. A more fresh addition to the Rishikesh town is Ram Jhula. The Ram Jhula also known as Shivanand Jhula because it ties Swarg ashram by Shivanand ashram.
Another Holy Place In Rishikesh - Triveni Ghat
Why name Triveni Ghat ?
Each morning numerous followers take a bathe in the holy waters of Ganga at Triveni Ghat. Three holiest Hindu rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Sarswati joining together at this place (Ghat ) that’s why it’s name Triveni Ghat. The holy River Ganga takes a full right angle turn from here.
The evening aarti (Worship) at Triveni Ghat is the mainly charming experience. Scores of followers stand on the steps of the Triveni Ghat at evening. The chief priests perform the rituals, vedic mantras fill the air in admire of goddess of River Ganga, the golden blazes come out of lamps. people float leaf boats into the Ganga river with flowers and lamps burning in them revolving the river waters into golden. This tiny ritual of ownership signifies wishes for future, trust and remembrance.
The most popular legend of lord Shiva - Nilkanth Mahadeo Temple
The legendary temple of Nilkanth Mahdeo is located at 5500 feet. According to hindu mythology this was the place where God Shiva had drank poison which had arrive from shaking the sea.
Lord Shiva neck had crooked blue after drinking venom and for this reason Lord Shiva was named 'Neelkanth'. Cars are obtainable from Lakshman Jhula to trip this most admired mandir (temple) of Rishikesh. Before paying a visit to the Nilkanth Mahadeo temple devotee take bath with a fresh water spring within temple compound.
One of The Oldest Temple In India - Bharat Temple
The Bharat Temple is one of the oldest temple which is situated in the holy city Rishikesh built by Adiguru Shankaracharya in 12th century. It is situated in the old town near Triveni Ghat.It is dedicating to Bharat who is the younger brother of Lord Ram. The details about the temple are available in ancient records of Kearkhand. During his invasion in 1398 the original temple is destroyed by Tamur . But till today there are some of the very important things which are well preserved. There is an idol of Lord Vishnu in the inner chamber of the temple which is carved out of a single (the divine stone of Mahavishnu (Saligram). There is also a Shriyantra placed on the shade above that was places here by Adi Shankaracharya. Recent excavations have revealed more about the rich history of the temple.From the premises of the temple Old statues, coins, pots and other things have been discovered .
Kailash Niketan Temple
The main temple you will see is Kailash Niketan Temple after crossing Lakshman jhula. It is slightly dirrerent from the regular temples a 13 storey structure . The temple has sculptures of all the gods and goddesses