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This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is believed that Bhartrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Hari-Ki-Pari. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Arti ceremony . Attending the Ganga Arti which is performed here.

 

 
   

The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 A.D. by the king of Kashmir- Suchat Singh . It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat . Legend has it that the army chief Chanda-Munda of a local demon King Shumbh- Nishumbha was killed by goddess Chandi here after which the place got the name Chandi Devi . It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankracharya in 8th century A.D. One can reach here by Trolley through ropeway or on foot. Ph. no. of 'Udan Khatola' (Ropeway) is 01334-220324, Time-8.30 AM to 6 PM.
 

 
   

The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat .Here one statue of the Goddess has three mouths and five arms while the other statue has eight arms. The beautiful view of the city can be seen from this place. The temple can be reached by trolley through ropeway or on foot.

 
   

This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhpeethas. Said to be the place where the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen.

 
   

It is said that Ganga had split herself in seven currents at this place so that the Sapt(seven) Rishis worshipping there would not be disturbed.

 
   
 
 

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The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town The mythological story about this place is that kind Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati(Lord Shiva's first wife) performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted. Therefore she burned 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 Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend.

Sati Kund: The place where Daksha performed the Yagya and Sati reduced herself into ashes in the agni-kund itself.

 
   

Rishikesh is known throughout the world as ‘the world-capital of Yoga’.The 120 year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution for the preservation and promotion of traditional Vedantic Studies, is located here.
Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami Sivananda studied in this institution.
 
 
Situated in Harihar Ashram, Kankhal. Shivling weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha tree are main attractions here.
 
 
 
 

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A new hanging bridge, Ram Jhula is constructed between Shivananda Ashram and Sawargashram. Ram Jhula has been constructed to avail cross the Ganga at Shivananda for returning to Rishikesh.
 
   

The Lakshman Jhula is a prime tourists attraction in Rishikesh. It is a landmark in Rishikesh. The bridge, is a suspension iron bridge, made over river Ganga to cross the river. The view from the bridge, especially the view of the high current of the river is incomparable. One can enjoy the spectacular surroundings and the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. If you feel like feeding the fish in the Ganges, take a boat and cross the river. The boat ride makes the bridge appear more gorgeous.
Legends have it that Lakshman, brother of lord Rama once crossed river Ganga on a suspension bridge made of jute. The new bridge is said to be built on the same site of the historic bridge. The current bridge was built in 1939 AD. A multistory temple complex, called Terah Manzil, of idols of Hindu gods and goddesses near Lakshman Jhula is very popular amongst the locals. One can have an excellent view of the entire area from the top floor of the temple complex. Sunset view from this place in winters is a excellent option.

Lakshman Jhula

 
 
 

 

 

A doctor by profession, Swami Shivanand renounced his life in Delhi and came to Rishikesh in 1924. He set up Divine Life Society in 1936 here. He wrote some 200 books on yoga, health and spiritual life before he died in 1963. The ashram organises regular yoga classes, one can pursue fromhere studies in texts like Upanishads and Gita. The place has many other ashrams where pilgrims can stay and participate in the activities like yoga, pravachans, bhakti sangeet and other ashram activities. Parmarth Ashram near Ram jhoola runs a traditional Indian school. Ved Niketan runs yoga and meditation classes regularly. Located in the forests near the banks of Ganga, this ashram has the best location. Another ashram in Tapovan area is Sacha Vedic Sansthan. This ashram is also high on religious and spiritual activity chart.

 
   

Crossing Lakshman Jhula is the famous Gita Ashram that was set up in 1950's. It is famous for its depicted walls. Paintings, statues, scenes from the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana adorn the ashram walls. A free ayurvedic dispensary is run here, and a branch of Gita press Gorakhpur is also here. You can also buy bedsheets, cotton sarees from here. Pravachans, keertans are a regular affair in the ashram, one can enjoy bhakti sangeet here in the evenings. The complex also has some hundred rooms for accommodation for pilgrims
 
   

One of the most renowned temple complex and ashram in the area . Known for its substantial work on Hinduism, three is a school run on tradtional Indian Patterns. The ashram organizes excellent Ganga Arti and Hawan on the Parmarth Ghat every evening.

 

 
   
   
 
 

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