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Hrisikesh
 


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In Hrisikesh, 356 m above the sea level, Ganges is leaving Himalayas and flows into India's lowlands. Hrisikesh is known as very peaceful place.

3 x bigger image in new window Hrisikesh has very good conditions for yoga studies and meditation. Therefore one can find many ashrams there.
3 x bigger image in new window Triveni-ghat is the main ghat in Hrisikesh. The underground confluence of Yamuna Sarasvati is said to be there.
3 x bigger image in new window Deity of Lord Shiva is every day placed on the table to river's shallow and worshipped by kirtan.
3 x bigger image in new window Narayan Bharat (Vishnu).
3 x bigger image in new window Short description of the temple's history.
3 x bigger image in new window Dhruva Maharaja.
3 x bigger image in new window Vasistha Muni.
3 x bigger image in new window Vishvamitra Muni.
3 x bigger image in new window Laksman-yula is 3 km up from the Hrisikesh center. Laksmana, Lord Rama's brother, is said to perform penances here. Rama and Laksmana also took sacred bath here to neutralize sin committed by killing demon Ravana, who was a brahmana.
3 x bigger image in new window Ganges leaves Himalayas flows into lowlands.
It is about 250 km from Hrisikesh and Haridwar to Gangotri and Gomukh.
 
Sapta-rishi ashram
Božstva Lakšmí Nárajana

Local sadhu.

There are many small temples in Sapta-rishi ashram. Ganges is said to divide here into seven branches to please seven rishis meditating in this area.

3 x bigger image in new window Radha Krishna.
3 x bigger image in new window Radha Krishna.
Božstva Lakšmí Nárajana Sita Rama Laksmana Hanumana.

English texts, selection of images, design:
Tattva-darsi das
Most texts are based on the information from Jada Bharata's book Holy Places of India,
which contains many additional information useful for travelers. It can be found on:
www.spiritualguides.net

Photographs from his travels:
Pavan-suta das

 


Published:
November 2001
 
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