The pious practice of yoga in the pious city of Rishikesh is something more than your expectations.
Yoga is considered a divine practice because Lord Shiva propagate this knowledge
through Sapt Rishis (The First Seven Sages). This is the reason that Shiva is also
known as "Adiyogi".
Firstly, Lord Shiva gave the teaching of yoga to Devi Parvati. The second part of the teaching was
given to Sapt Rishis by Lord Shiva. He further ordered the sages to spread the knowledge to different
parts of the world. It is believed that the teachings of Sapt Rishi were done near Kanti Sarovar
in Kedarnath. Kedarnath is a spiritual place in Uttarakhand with a temple of
Rishikesh is a small city in Uttarakhand, located on the banks of the River Ganges.
The city is surrounded by the majestic Garhwal Himalayas and lush greenery. While walking to the city,
you will gain positive energy listening to the spiritual sound of temple bells, mantras, bhajans, aarti,
Following mythological beliefs, Sage Vashishta with his wife, Arundhati visited Rishikesh to do
penance. He wanted to overcome the grief of the death of his son. The place where he did penance is now
known as "Vashishta Cave".
“Tapovan" is another place in Rishikesh having a strong mythological belief. It is
believed that Lakshmana (brother of Lord Rama) did penance here.
"Tapovan" is a combination of two words, "Tapa" means "Penance" or "Austerity" and "Van" means
"Forest", thus forming the meaning of "Tapovan" as the "forest of austerities or spiritual practice".
The peaceful place of Tapovan offers such an environment that you naturally fall in love with yoga,
meditation, and spirituality.
"Beatles Ashram", also known as "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram"
or "Chaurasi Kutia" is a famous tourist place in Rishikesh. The place was an
ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi but it got famous after the visit of the Beatles band in 1968. Beatles
visited here to learn and gain knowledge of yoga. The place is now a known place and many visit here to
practice and meditation, especially Transcendental Meditation (TM).
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was the founder of Transcendental Meditation. At the place which is now known as
"Beatles Ashram", Maharishi taught the Beatles, the fundamentals of TM.
Apart from the spiritual places in Rishikesh to perform yoga and meditation; there are many beautiful
places too in the city. The place attracts you to perform yoga, meditation, and other spiritual