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Bharat Bhagvan Temple in Rishikesh Uttarakhand India

Bharat Temple is very oldest and an ancient temple of  Rishikesh City. It is believed that city's existance came into being with this temple only.The temple is famous among visitors as it comprises an idol of Lord Vishnu, which is placed in the inner sanctum of this temple. Here is Some Information about Bharat Temple in Rishikesh Uttarakhand India.

Location: Bank of River Ganga, Rishikesh ,Uttarakhand
Built in: 789 CE
Built By: Adi Guru Shankaracharya
Dedicated to: Lord Vishnu
Photography:Out Side Allow, In not Allow
Significance: One of the oldest temple
Temple Timing:6:00 Am to 11:00 Am , 1:00 Pm to 9:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Nearest Railway Station:  Haridwar Railway station
Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport(35 Km)

More Information About  Bharat Bhagvan Temple Rishikesh 


Bharat Bhagvan Temple is situated at Bank of Ganga River near Triveni Ghat in Holy city Rishikesh Uttarakhand India.The temple was built in about 789 CE and built by Jagatguru  Adi Guru Shankaracharya.The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.The precise time and the year of  its construction can not be stated because such information is not available in any old history.

It is said that Bharataji , the brither of Shri Rama, had meditated here at this place for many years.Piligrams never fail to visit Bharat Temple which has light grey plaster that is pleasing to our eyes.The mahant of this temple has owns large properties in the city and he is well respected by one and all.

Having being pleased by the intense tapasya performed by Rabiya Rishi and Som Sharma, Lord Vishnu appeared before them.On Rishi's insistence he showed his illusion(Maya) to them in various forms.After witnwssing the Lord's Maya, the Rishi requsted Lord Vishnu to free all  being from the bondage of Maya.Lord Vishnu then told Rishi that since he performed the Tapashya by controlling all the senses therefore this  sacred place will be called Hrishikesh and during Kaliyuga, my incarnation will be known by the name of Bharat.Who ever will live in Hrishikesh observing all religious disciplines and visit Bharatji's temple after a holy bath in the Scread Mayakund, will be free from all worldly bondages.

In about 789 A.D on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya reinstalled the presiding daity in the temple.On this day every year the Shaligram is taken for  a holy bath in the csared Mayakund and then carried in a grand procession through the city to be taken back to the temple for the symbolic reinstallation.It is also belived that if any piligram on  the day of Akshaya Tritya takes 108 parikramas(rounds) of Lord Shri Harikrishna Narayan at this temple and seeks the blessings at this feet all his wishes are fulfilled and is equivalent to the piligrimage  to Badrinath.

The temple is mentioned in Vishnu Puran, Shrimadbhagwat,Mahabharat, Vaman Puran and Narsing Puran.Lord Harishike known as Shri Bharathi Maharaj is different from Lord Rama's younger brother Bharat.He is Known by the  name of Bharat because he is the incarnationl Lord vishnu in Kaluga, the preserving force holding Shankh, Chakra,Gada and P[adam His four hands.

Main Acctraction of Bharat Bhagvan Temple Rishikesh


Very Oldest Three in One Tree

The Main Attraction  at the temple is an old tree , not a single tree but three trees growing together. Actually it's a combination of three different trees whose roots are intermingled in such a way that it is next to impossible to visaulise them as a separate entity. This include old banayan tree i.e vat virksh, pipal tree and bail tree. All these trees hold a very scared space in Hindu mythology. These three trees symbolically represent Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.

Devotees pray these trees with ultimate devotion and belief. A broken buddha statue is kept under this tree which was obtained during the excavation. It is believed that this statue dates back to Ashoka period when buddhism was spreading all around the country.

The Museum


A museum in the temple compound houses murtis and other artifacts excavated from the temple site. This include murtis of Yaksha and Vishnu. The estimated period of these precious objects fall between 3rd century A.D and 14th century A.D. The sculptures of Yaksha, Yakshini,  four armed Vishnu, loin figureman with curly hair deserves special mention.

The objective of raising the museum in Rishikesh is to inspire historians and archaeologists for futher study of the area and to acquaint the people with our ancient glorious traditions.

How To Reach Bharat Bhagvan Temple Rishikesh


By Road: There are many public and Private vehicles available to reach Bharat Bhagvan Temple in Rishikesh.You can take auto rickshaws and texis and reach there.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Rishiokesh railway station(2 Km) and Big station is Haridwar(35 Km).

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Jolly grant Airport in Dehradun ( 19 Km).

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