Bharat Mandir

#7 of 9 things to do in Rishikesh

Located at the heart of the city, the Bharath Mandir is the most ancient and sacred temple in Rishikesh. The temple is said to be one of the most visited spiritual destinations of the city. The temple houses a well-crafted idol of Lord Vishnu, which is carved out of a single black stone. Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya reinstalled the presiding deity in the temple on the day of Basant Panchmi in 789 A.D. On this day every year the Shaligram is taken for a holy bath in the scared Mayakund and then carried in a grand procession through the city to be taken back to the temple for the symbolic reinstallation. It is believed that if any pilgrim on the day of Akshya Tritiya takes 108 parikarmas (rounds) of Lord Shri Hrishikesh Naranyan at this temple and seeks the blessing at his feet. Once in Bharat Mandir, you can also visit the sacred tree right opposite to the main entrance of the temple and a museum containing sculptures, pottery and decorated bricks found in the temple premises during excavation.

Bharat Mandir Photos

Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism
Bharat Mandir  tourism