Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh
Rishikesh (The land of Rishi-Muni) is located/situated in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and catch the attention of thousands of pilgrims/travelers and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law as well as an alcohol-free city. Rishikesh is also famous for the sadhus (saints) and people come here to learn Yoga from them. Today it is universally accepted that Yoga is a great alternative therapy. Thousands of people come here to practice this healing art.
It is located in Uttarakhand, 24kms from Haridwar (a special pilgrimage city in India). The main attractions found and enjoyed there are Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Swarga Ashram, and many others. The people use Garhwali and Hindi as their main language. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the entry point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath – Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine to make Chardham.
The whole place is considered sacred as it is believed that, if you do the meditation in this place, it will leads to achievement of salvation. You can also find ancient and new temples along the Ganges River.
The Ganga (Ganges river), which is known for its strong currents and violent/ bad behavior up stream, suddenly becomes slow and gracious here in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism and people who want to spend some time close to the Lord. This place is also suitable to people who love rafting and tried to defeat the rapids of Ganga (river). In Rishikesh is also a good place for hiking in the nearby Himalayas.
There are many beautiful attractions that can be seen in Rishikesh, especially Religious Places. One of the many is Lakshman Jhula, it is a suspended/floating iron bridge that was built on 1939. It was recently constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram. It has become a major attraction among the tourists who visited the place.
Another is Ram Jhula, it is situated/located 3Km north of Rishikesh. It is a very popular place for people who visit for religious purposes because it has well known Ashrams. Most known is Geeta Bhawan and Swarg Ashram. These temples are very important in Hindu society and you will see much more disorder/fights here than in Laxmanjhula.
Next one is Gita Bhavanï¿½situated just across the Lakshman Jhula, it is a newly built building famous for its attractive paintings and statues taken from Hindu mythology.
Swarg Ashramï¿½is a beautiful place where you can find many temples. This place also has many stores and shops where one can enjoy eating and shopping. There are also many statues that amaze visitors and travelers.
Neelkanth Mahadev Melaï¿½is one of the most respected temples of Rishikesh
Nilkanth Mahadeoï¿½is a temple situated on the outskirts of Rishikesh, around 12 km away, is a respected temple, known as ‘Neelkanth Mahadev’. Suspended on top of a hill, at a height of around 1675 m. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Triveni Ghat is a bathing ghat. Every morning and evening there are thousands of people who take a bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It is very calming and relaxing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river. Early in the morning as well as late in the evening, you will find pilgrims taking a dip in the holy waters of the ghat.
Another is Rishi kund, is a tank in Rishikesh, considered to be scared by the pilgrims. As to the legends, Goddess Yamuna filled this tank with water, after being pleased with Kubz, a saint. The pond reflects the temple of Ragunath (Raghunath Temple, with seven shrines each with its own Sikhara, is one of the largest temple complex of north India, located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir), dedicated to lord rama and his wife. It is close to Triven Ghat, and is the most ancient place is Rishikesh.
Lastly is Bharat Mandirï¿½is situated in the heart of the old town on the Banks of the Ganges. The Inner room of this temple has the idol of lord Vishnu, carved out of a single Saligram.