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Temples in Rishikesh

Temples are wide-ranging in each and every place of the Rishikesh city. The temples of rishikesh are highly revered. Rishikesh is full of countless small, big, new and very old temples, spread in the mean streets of the city.

Rishikesh is important not only as pilgrimage spot closely linked with the Ramayana, but also as home for numerous important places of Hindu religious thought and spirituality and as a very grat Yoga hub.

Some an ancient temples in Rishikesh that attracts people from both far and near due to its significance. Some of the important temples in Rishikesh are Nilkanth Mahadeo temple, Kunjapuri temple, parmarth niketan temple, bharat mandir, geeta bhawan, tera manzil temple, rishikund tank and raghunath temple, and triveni Ghat temple.

A brief List of Temples in Rishikesh is given below

Nilkanth Mahadev
Nilkanth mahadev temple is one of the very famed temples which is positioned at height of around 5500 ft. This temple is very popular in north India. As it is believed by the Hindu myths that it is the place where lord Shiva drank the 'wish' when the sea was being churned out for 'amrit' by the gods and the demons, and after drinking the throat of Lord Shiva became blue and that's why this place is named by Nilkanth mahadeo temple.haridwar tour india


Kunjapuri Temple
Kunjapuri Temple is truly devoted to goddess durga which is the parvati next roop. Kunjapuri Temple is also consider by shaktipeeth. It is believed that lord Shiva approved all the way through this place on his manner go back to Kailash with the corpse of Sati whose dead body part cut down at the spot where the temple of Kunja Puri stands.
temple_parmarth niketanParmarth Niketan Temple

Parmarth Niketan Temple is also the most well-liked temple among the all. The Niketan has a school sprint on traditional Indian style, which is designed for its great job on Hinduism. Every day in the sunset, the Arti and Hawan is organizes by the Ashram in Ganga on the Parmarth Ghat.

Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
Bharat Mandir is one of the very old temples among the all which is constructed by the Hindu famous saint Adiguru Shankracharya in 12th century. This temple is devoted to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram; it is to be found in the old town next to Triveni Ghat

Geeta Bhawan
Geeta Bhawan is the one more olden temple among all the domestic temples in Rishikesh. It is the Temple in which the well-known Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are explains on the walls. Here people assemble to read the Ramayana jointly. The Arti which is performing at Geeta Bhawan's Ghat on River Ganga is an amazing.places to visit in haridwar


Tera Manzil Temple
It is a multistory temple which is extremely popular among the tourists. Tera Manzil Temple is devoted to idols of Hindu God and Goddess. Here visitors always capture a superb vision of the full area from the top of the temple, and in winter the scene of sundown from this place is an unforgettable view.


Rishikund tank and Raghunath Temple
Rishikesh is full of numerous small and big temples. In the banks of the Chandrabhaga River there is a team of temples. Char Dham, the famous four temples club starts off this place. The Rishikund tank and Raghunath temple near the tank also present quite beautiful scenic views. Lord Ram used the tank for bathing while he was in exile. The Bharat temple named after Bharat, one of the brothers of Lord Ram.


Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is a bathing place at a distance about 1.5 km from Rishikesh. It is measured sacred for being the confluence of three mountain streams. Pilgrims from all over the worls come here to take a dip into the holy waters.

 

Haridwar Temples - Haridwar Temple Tour - List of Temples in Haridwar

Temples-in-Haridwar
Temples are widespread in each and every place of the Haridwar city. The temples of Haridwar are highly revered. Haridwar has many small and big temples, spread in the mean streets of the city. Most of the Haridwar temples are dedicated either to Shiva or Vishnu.

It is known for housing many popular temples for Hindus. The town's name is an amalgamation of two words, Hari (meaning God) and Dwar (Gate).travel guide Rishikesh

Some an ancient temples in haridwar that attracts people from both far and near due to its significance. Some of the important temples in Haridwar are Mansa Devi Temple, Pawan Dham Temple, Parmeshwar Mahadev Temple, Chanda Devi and Lal Mata Temple.

Haridwar Uttarakhand, India is one of the four main Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India. Haridwar has got numerous temples and pilgrimage centers which make it one of the sacred place in India.

A brief List of Temples in Haridwar is given below

Bharat Mata Mandir
About 4 Km from Haridwar, the Bharat Mata Temple, is a real gorgeous temple, having 6 floors. The ground floor has the striking statue of Bharat Mata. The foremost floor has the Sant Temple, which has statues of great saints like Buddha, Mahavir and Guru Nanak

Bilkeshwar Temple
Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a religious-places and is to be found at Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple is Constructed in 1929 AD by the King of Kashmir - Suchat Singh, Chandi Devi temple, atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga, is now reachable by a ropeway, which begins near Gauri Shanker Temple. A 3 kilometers trail from Chandi Ghat, legend has it, that Chanda-Munda the army chief of the local demon king, Shumbha-Nishumbha, was killed by Goddess Chandi here, after which the place got the name Chandi Devi. It is believed, that the major statue was established by the Adi Sankaracharya in 8th Century AD.

Dakash Temple
Dakash Temple is very old temple of Daksha Mahadev, is to be found in the South of Kankhal city, which is 4 Kilometers from Haridwar. The mythological story about this place is that King Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shivas first wife) performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted. As a result, she burnt herself in the yagya kund. This incident provoked the disciples and followers of Mahadev, who killed King Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to life. Daksha temple is therefore a tribute to this legend.

Doodhadhari Barfani Temple
Doodhadhari Barfani temple in Haridwar is a big centre of attraction. It`s not only for its spiritual importance but for its beautiful construction work also. The temple is to be found in the Doodhadhari Barfani Baba Ashram. The temple complex is built in white marble. Inside the temple complex, there are other temples as well dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses.

Gauri Shankar Temple
Gaurishankar Mahadev temple is one more religious place in Haridwar. Positioned near to the Chandi Devi temple, this temple is recognized to represent Lord Shiva. Gaurishankar Temple is a part of the various religious festivities held throughout the year. Any religious individual offering prayers with all his devotion gets his wishes fulfilled in this temple.

Hari ki Pauri
Holy ghats are named after the Charan (Footprints) of Hari (God Vishnu) impressed on a stone, set into the upper wall of the ghats. Constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari, it is thought that Bhartihari eventually came to Haridwar, to meditate by the banks of the holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed the Ghat in his name, which later came to be famous as Har-Ki-Pauri. This sacred bathing ghat, is also famous as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas, in the river Ganga, is the most delightful sight in the twilight, throughout the Ganga Arti Ceremony. It is the most important ghat on the river Ganga, where a holy dip is a must for every devotee.

Jain Temple
Haridwar is a city of temples. Jain temple is one of them and the temple is beautifully carved and sculptured making it one of the beautiful Haridwar temples

Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple on the top of the Siwalik Hills is devoted to the Goddess Mansa Devi, who was the daughter of Lord Shiva. This temple is the tower of Haridwar City, looking down on the city, as a devoted mother looks after her beloved children. Here, one statue of the Goddess has 3 mouths and 5 arms while the other statue has 8 arms. A stunning sight of the city can be had from this place. It is thought that whoever worships Goddess Mansa Devi, gets, their desires fulfilled.

Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple has the perfect of the 3 headed Durga and the idols of Bhairava and Shiva. It is thought that the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen at this very old shaktipeeth, to be found to the east of Har-ki-Pauri. This temple is devoted to the power of goddess.

Mahamrityunjaya Temple
The Maha Mrityunjay Mantra or Lord Shiva Mantra is measured very powerful and significant by the Hindus. Also famous as the Moksha Mantra of Lord Shiva, chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to create divine vibrations that heals. Maha Mrityunjay is one more temple in Haridwar.

Neelaswar Temple
Neelaswar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa in the holy city of Haridwar.

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