History of Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a part of the famous Kedarnath. Khand, Where Lord Shriram had done penance on the banks of River Ganges when he returned after killing the King Raavan of Lanka. Lord Sriram’s younger brother Laxman ji built a bridge over the river Ganga, with a jute rope above the river Ganga. Which is today known as Laxman Jhula. This bridge is 450 feet long. In 1889, the bridge of this jute rope was removed from the iron rope, which was swept away in the fence in 1924. Then again it was made again firmly. This two district is connected to Tehri and Pauri. In the year 1986, another bridge was constructed of such 450 feet length which was called Ram Jhula, which is connected to Shivanand Ashram and Swargashram.

Rishikund Temple Rishikesh

Where Lord Shriram had done penance on the banks of River Ganges when he returned after killing the King Raavan of Lanka. Lord Sriram’s younger brother Laxman Ji built a bridge over the river Ganga, with a jute rope above the river Ganga. Which is today known as Laxman Jhula. This bridge is 450 feet long. In 1889, the bridge of this jute rope was removed from the iron rope, which was swept away in the fence in 1924. Then again it was made again firmly. This two district is connected to Tehri and Pauri. In the year 1986, another bridge was constructed of such 450 feet length which was called Ram Jhula, which is connected to Shivanand Ashram and Swargashram.

Virbhdra temple in rishikesh
Veerbhadra Temple in Rishikesh

The Holy River Ganges in Rishikesh
The holy river Ganga flows from Rishikesh, which flows from the Shivalik mountain of Himalayas and flows in the plains of northern India. There are many ancient and new temples on the banks of river Ganges. Shatrughan Temple, Bharat Temple, Laxman Temple, Here are the ancient temples which were established by Shri Guru Shankaracharya Ji. The Shatrughna temple is near the Ram Jhula and the Lakshman Temple is located near Lakshman Jhula
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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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