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Rishikesh
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Uttaranchal • India
Coordinates: 30.10° N 78.29° E
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District(s) Dehradun
Population 59,671 (2001)

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River Ganges in Rishikesh
River Ganges in Rishikesh

Rishikesh (also spelled Hrishikesh) (Hindi: ऋषिकेश)is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh (from Hrishikesh, another name for Lord Vishnu) is a holy city for Hindus located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India. It is also known as the gateway to Himalayas and is located about 25 kilometers away from another holy city, Haridwar, and is considered an access point for the cities that form the Char Dham - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Rishikesh also translates to mean - The land of the Rishis. Image File history File linksMetadata Rishikesh. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rishikesh. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Dehradun is a district of Uttaranchal state, India. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... Uttarakhand (Hindi: उत्तराखंड), known as Uttaranchal from 2000 to 2006, became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000. ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari ), (honorific: Sri Vishnu) also known as Narayana is the Supreme Being or Ultimate Reality for Vaishnavas and a manifestation of Brahman in the Advaita or Smarta traditions. ... Hinduism (known as in some modern Indian languages[1]) is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... Perspective view of the Himalayas and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Char Dham (the four abodes/seats) is the most important pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. ... ... The Kedarnath temple Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the the Indian state of Uttarakhand. ... --152. ... The Shrine of Yamunotri, source of river Yamuna is situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri (source of the Ganges). ... A rishi (Sanskrit ऋषि: ṛṣi) is a Hindu saint or sage, originally a divinely inspired poet or singer. ...


The sacred river Ganga (anglicized to Ganges) flows through Rishikesh. In fact, it is here that the river leaves the Shivalik mountains Himalayas, and flows out into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient as well as new, can be found along the banks of the river in Hrishikesh. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed "the world-capital of Yoga", has several yoga centres that also attract tourists, including the Iyengar Yoga Center called Patanjala Yoga Center. It is believed that meditation in Hrishikesh brings one closer to attainment of salvation, or moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. It is also becoming a hot spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as it offers medium to rough rapids in the course of river Ganges. In various religions, sacred (from Latin, sacrum, sacrifice) or holy, objects, places or concepts are believed by followers to be intimately connected with the supernatural, or divinity, and are thus greatly revered. ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ... This article is about the river. ... The Siwalik Hills (also spelled Shiwalik, Shivalik, or Sivalik) are the southernmost and geologically youngest foothills running parallel to the main Himalayas. ... Perspective view of the Himalayas and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... Bedugul Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia A Hindu temple, is a house of worship for followers of Hinduism. ... Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, focusing on meditation as a path to self-knowledge and liberation. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness. ... In theology, salvation can mean three related things: freed forever from the punishment of sin Revelation 1:5-6 NRSV - also called deliverance;[1] being saved for something, such as an afterlife or participating in the Reign of God Revelation 1:6 NRSV - also called redemption;[2]) and a process... Moksha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Holiness means the state of being holy, that is, set apart for the worship or service of a god or gods. ... Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. ...


The name Hrishikesh is loosely applied to an association of five distinct sections encompassing not only the town but also hamlets and settlements on both sides of the river Ganges. These include Hrishikesh itself, the commercial and communication hub; the sprawling suburban Muni-ki-Reti or the "sands of the sages"; Shivananda Nagar the home of Sivananda Ashram and the Divine Life Society founded by Swami Sivananda, north of Hrishikesh; the temple section of Lakshman Jhula, a little further north; and the assorted Ashrams around Swarg Ashram on the east bank. One can reach the famous Neelakanta Maha Deva Temple from here. The Ganga Arati performed at dusk at the Triveni Ghat and in is a spectacular sight not to be missed by visitors. In Rishikesh is situated also the 120 years old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the traditional Vedantic Studies. Prominent personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ramatirtha and Swami Shivananda have studied in this institution. Muni Ki Reti is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tehri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttaranchal. ... Patterns in the sand Sand is a granular material made up of fine rock particles. ... Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963), as he is known under his monastic name, was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, Tamil Nadu, India. ... An Ashram (Pronounced aashram) in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages (See Rishi) lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ... The Divine Life Society was founded by Swami Sivananda Saraswati at Rishikesh, India in 1936. ... Aarti, ãrti, arathi, or ãrati is a Hindu ritual in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. ...


During the mid-1960s, The Beatles (visited the now closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram) and several other artists, including Mike Love of The Beach Boys , Donovan and Gyp Mills , visited the site to contemplate and meditate. More recently also, the place has been of interest to celebrities including Hollywood star Kate Winslet, who stayed in Peasant's Cottage. It seems modern Hrishikesh experiences little shortage of people travelling from all over the globe in pursuit of enlightenment. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Beatles were a British rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (b. ... Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer and songwriter who was one of the lead singers and lyric writers of The Beach Boys. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch, born May 10, 1946, in Maryhill, Glasgow) is a Scottish popular singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Gyp Mills (also known as Gypsy Dave) real name David John Mills is a sculptor and songwriter. ... ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is an English actress. ... Look up Enlightenment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The word Hrishikesh has been seen to refer to Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. He refers to Himself as the "Lord of the Senses." Lord Krishna Krishna (कृष्ण, Sanskrit for black), born to Devaki and Vasudeva, raised by Yashoda and Nanda, played a unique & crucial role in the Mahabharata war, and is regarded as the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ... Bhagavad Gīta भगवद्गीता, composed ca the fifth - second centuries BC, is part of the epic poem Mahabharata, located in the Bhisma-Parva chapters 23–40. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Rishikesh had a population of 59,671. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Rishikesh has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. In Rishikesh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


People named Hrishikesh:

Hrishikesh Kalokhe,Pune India,Old Trafford rocks. Hrishikesh Bapat rocks... :-))


External links

  • Rishikesh at Dehradun district official website
  • http://www.rishikesh.org/
  • http://www.rishikeshweb.com/
  • http://www.childrenofrishikesh.com/
  • An India focused community resource
  • http://www.hrishikeshbhagwat.com/
  • http://www.iyengaryoga.in/ The Iyengaryoga Center in Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh travel guide from Wikitravel
Hindu Holy Cities in India
AllahabadAyodhyaBadrinathDharmasthalaDwarkaGayaGuruvayurHaridwarRishikeshKalahastiKanchipuramKedarnathKollurMathuraMayapurNashikNathdwaraPuriRameswaramSabarimalaSomnathSringeriSrirangam • Tirumala - Tirupati • UjjainVaranasiVrindavan

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