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Rishikesh Bharat Mandir, an ancient heritage site

Updated: Jan 19

Bharat Mandir is located near Triveni Ghat at Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Rishikesh came into existence with this temple. Adi Shankaracharya reinstalled the presiding deity Lord Vishnu (saligram meaning black stone) in the temple. The ancient artefacts at the museum next to the temple dates between 2nd century A.D and 14th century A.D specifically, of Lord Shiva was dated 2nd century A.D. Above the Lord Vishnu deity on the ceiling is the Shree Yantra. One must visit this place at least once in their lifetime and soak in the essence of Rishikesh which has more significant importance from a heritage perspective aside from Rishikesh being known as the yoga capital of the world. Here are some pictures from my personal travel in October 2021.

Sree Yantra represents the energy of the Goddess Tripura Sundari (form of Parvati) who presides at the central point of the cosmos. Sree Yantra consists of nine layers that radiates its energy from the central point. She is one who has embodied the three worlds. Tri means three.

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This information is outside before you enter the temple.

Ancient tree facing the temple.


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