In each and every place of Rishikesh city temples are widespread. Temples in Rishikesh are highly honored. You will find countless number of big, small, new and very old temples in Rishikesh spread in the main streets of the city.
Rishikesh is famous not only because the pilgrimage spots are closely linked with the Ramayana, but also because it is a home for several significant places of Hindu religious thought and spirituality and also because it has a yoga hub.
There are several ancient temples in Rishikesh that attracts people from India and from foreign countries because of its significance. Some of the important temples in Rishikesh are NilkanthMahadeo temple, parmarthniketan temple, Kunjapuri temple, bharatmandir, teramanzil temple, geetabhawan, rishikund tank and triveniGhat temple and raghunath temple.
Nilkanth Mahadev Temple
One of the very famous temples is located at a height of around 5500 ft. This temple has its name and fame
in northern India. According to Hindu mythology 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 ‘wish’ throat of Lord Shiva became blue and because of this the
place is named Nilkanthmahadeo temple.
is the temple of Goddess Durga, also known as Goddess Parvati. Kunjapuri Temple is also regarded as
shaktipeeth. It is believed that when lord Shiva went back to Kailash with the dead body of Sati then part of her body fall at the
spot where the temple of Kunja Puri stands.
Parmarth Niketan Temple
is also one of the most liked temples among all the temples. The Niketan has a school which is
designed for its great job on Hinduism and is run on traditional Indian style. Every day during sunset, the Ashram organizes
Arti and Hawan at River Ganga on the ParmarthGhat.
Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
one of the oldest temples among all the temples and was constructed by the Hindu famous saint
AdiguruShankracharya 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 TriveniGhat.
is one of the oldest temples among all the domestic temples in Rishikesh. In this Temple
the well-known Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are explained on the walls. Here people assemble to read
the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Arti is also performed at Geeta Bhawan's Ghat on River Ganga which is wonderful
Tera Manzil Temple
It is a multistory temple which is extremely popular among the tourists. TeraManzil 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 from this place. The Rishikund tank and Raghunath temple near the
tank presents a beautiful scenic spot. 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 :
is a bathing place at a distance of about 1.5 km from Rishikesh. It is considered sacred for being the
confluence of three mountain streams. Pilgrims from all over the worlds come here to take a dip into the holy waters