Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World has innumerable things to offer. Adventure activities, majestic natural beauty of Himalayan mountains, sacred Ganges river, lush greenery, spiritual vibe, and the list goes on. Every traveler has prepared a list of places to visit in Rishikesh to fulfill inner desire to enjoy the natural surroundings, perform rejuvenating Yoga on the sandy beach beside the beautiful Ganges, visit the holy ashrams, try local food, etc.
Out of several reasons to appear here in the holy city and looking to book one of the best 5-star luxury resorts in Rishikesh. You can have a religious purpose in mind to explore tourist attractions in Rishikesh. Undoubtedly, Rishikesh is fully infused with religious and traditional vibe because of the Holy river the Ganges, temples, sites of saints, peaceful ashrams, and years-long stories of Lords and gurus.
If you have decided to explore deep inside the city for its religious sanctity, then we have covered the list of five famous temples of Rishikesh.
1. Trayambakeshwar Temple
Trayambakeshwar is a Sanskrit word and means Three-eyed. It is a famous Shiva Temple located on the banks of the Ganges river. Like one in Maharashtra, here also this temple is located and invites religious seekers from all across the globe. The temple is famous for being one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The devotees come here and get indulged in the religious sanctity of Almighty and further gaze at the beautiful view of the river.
2. Sri Venkateswara Temple
The South Indian style architecture of temple called the Sri Venkateshwara Temple must be included in your religious activities to do in Rishikesh. The temple belongs to deities like Goddes Sridevi, Bhudevi Sri and Andal Garudalwar, and several others. Just like the Southern India temple known for amazing architecture, sculptures, and big size entrances, this temple is also designed in a manner to catch widespread attention.
3. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
The temple is the holy place where Lord Shiva consumes the poison between the war Gods and the Demons. It is the place where Lord Shiva had His throat turned blue after consuming the poison and the temple is named after his synonym the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Must visit religious place in Rishikesh is located at the hilltop and you can go all way through the dry green lush area to visit the destination. Travelers staying at the resorts in rishikesh near ganga will take less time to reach this temple.
4. Lakshan Temple
The famous Lakshman Temple is devoted to Lord Ram’s younger brother Lord Lakshan, who was the avatar of Lord Parshuram. The temple is known for its ancient architecture, sculpture, and amazing paintings inside. The religious history of the temple is dedicated to when Lord Lakshan came to Rishikesh and did a meditation to seek enlightenment here. It is also the reason the famous Lakshan Jhula (hanging bridge above the Ganges) is named after Lord Lakshman.
5. Raghunath Temple
Another religious site in Rishikesh that you cannot afford to miss is the Raghunath Temple. It is devoted to Lord Ram and Goddess Site. It is the same place where Lord Rama came to bathe during His period of exile of 14 years. Many people also believe the fact that the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati merge here.
Rishikesh is a religious paradise for all the Hindus and people of other religions as well. There is no boundation on the people to explore the religious sites of the city, attend the evening aarti on the banks of the Ganges, and indulge in other activities. Do pay a visit to the sacred city and fulfill your purpose while staying at the best 5-star luxury resort in Rishikesh like the newly opened jüSTa Rasa.
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