Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Holy Ganges, Rishikesh, Dehradun district, Uttarakhand

This time, I am taking you to Rishikesh, a lovely place  located at foot hills of Himalayas. It is also the Gateway to Himalayas. This is a sacred city for all Hindus and they make it a point to visit this town and worship, bathe in  Holy Ganges at least once in their life time.

Ganges is  considered as the most  sacred river in India worshipped by all Hindus. .She forms the life line of millions and they depend on her for their daily needs.A bath in Holy waters washes the sins away.

She is worshipped as Goddess  and Mother and as per legend she emanates from the matted locks of Lord Shiva.

One can also enjoy the breath taking view of the great river Ganges from the suspended bridge across the river. It is really difficult to take the eyes off this great enchantress, Ganges  from the suspended bridge. 2 Kms away from Lakshman jhoola is Ram Jhoola.

Legend : It is believed that Lord Rama did penance at this place here before he killed Ravana and Lakshmana crossed river Ganges at the place where the Lakshman Jhoola stands.

Rishikesh abounds in temples and ashrams one can spend time here  eternally in pursuit of the divine.

 Enjoy the pristine beauty of river Ganges below .

write to manchitra2001@yahoo.com for your queries.
Rishikesh- Rishikesh is well connected by air, road and rail as it is a Pilgrim center.
Dehradun is the nearest airport and one can also reach via road from New Delhi, Haridwar.
Nearest rail station is Haridwar, Yet another sacred city for all the Hindus.


Teamgsquare said...

Wow, nice pictures. Lovely place only vague memories remains.

Ankita said...

wow! awesome place and superb clicks!

chitra said...

Thank you Ankita for your comment.

Divishi Verma said...

Awesome post
Thanks For sharnig
lord jhoola for deity