Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
Bharat Mandir Temple is placed in the heart of the city of Rishikesh. It is almost half kilometer away from the Triveni Ghat, the famous river bank in the town. it is also regarded as one of the most ancient holy place in India. The statue of God Narayana, enshrined in Bharat Mandir Temple, is of black stone, carved out from a single piece of Saligram. The image has a apparently Himalayan appearance. Though the temple’s main divinity is Lord Vishnu, it holds a number of other explanation as well, generally related to Lord Shiva, the Destroyer.
Every year, on the day of Basant Panchami, the idol of Lord Hrishikesh is taken out, in a holy procession, for a dip in the sacred water of river Ganga. Followers from far off places come to Rishikesh for participating in this procession. It is said that the temple that stands now is actually a renovated image of the original temple, which was destroyed by Tamur, a bandit. Bharat temple is the perfect destination for tourists who have a love for ancient religious monuments and a desire to explore historical facts.
Bharat Mandir Rishikesh History
There are legends about this holy pilgrim place in the scriptures. Lord Vishnu Appeared before sage Raibhya in penance under the mango tree and told him to ask a boon. The great sage Raibhya Muni prayed Lord Vishnu to dwell in this place for ever. Lord Vishnu was pleased to be present here forever as Hrishikesh and said “O sage ! Lord Bharat will reinstall me here in Treta Yuga (त्रेतायुग) and I shall be known as Bharat in Kaliyug. Adi Guru Shankaracharya will install me here in due course of time.”
How To Reach Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
The temple is located at the Rishikesh City. One can reach at the temple by auto. Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station is 2 Km and Jolly Grant Airport is 20Km.
Location Of the Bharat Mandir Rishikesh