Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Bharat Mandir (Temple) is situated in the heart of the township of Rishikesh. It is approximately half kilometer away from the Triveni Ghat, the famous river bank in the town. Said to be the oldest temple in Rishikesh, it is also regarded as one of the most ancient shrines in India. According to historical evidences, Adiguru Shankracharya, the great theologian, laid the foundation stone of Bharat Mandir (Temple). The temple has been named after Lord Ram's second brother 'Bharat'; however the presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu, 'the Preserver'.

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