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3. Bharat Mandir
Founded by Adiguru Shankaracharya, the 12th century temple occupies a position right in the centre of Rishikesh town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The idol of Lord Vishnu at the temple has been chiseled out of a single saligram. Many ancient relics including statues, pots and coins have been discovered in a recent excavation at the site.
4. Triveni Ghat
The ghat marks the point where the three sacred Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati coalesce. It is a ritual to take a holy dip at the ghat before proceeding to visit the temples in the town. The evening pooja ceremony or ‘Ganga Aarti’ is a major attraction for travelers here. During the pooja, hordes of oil lamps are set afloat along the river amidst sounds of temple bells and chants.
5. Ram Jhula
Most of the major ashrams in Rishikesh are located around Ram Jhula. The suspended bridge has been built in dedication to Lord Rama. Besides visiting many ashrams at Ram Jhula, visitors can also attend the ‘Ganga Aart’ at Geeta Bhawan ghat. The ritual lasts for around 30 minutes. Also remember to relish some deliciously cooked dishes at the 50-year-old Chotiwala Restaurant.
Lakshman jhula is taken from the name of Lord lakshman,it is an iron suspension bridge built across the ganges river. The bridge connects the two villages; Tapovan in Tehri Garhwal district to Jonk in Pauri Garhwal district crossing the river from west to east. One of the iconic landmarks of rishikesh is the lakshman jhula bridge. A similar bridge 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) downstream from Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula which is made by mehak chuahan.It is said that Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was completed in 1929.