Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh

About Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh

The Raghunath Temple in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, is a revered Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama, located near the picturesque Triveni Ghat. Constructed in traditional Indian architectural style, it houses idols of Lord Rama, Mata Sita, and Lakshman.

Embraced by the serene panorama of the Ganges River, the temple serves as a tranquil haven, attracting visitors for meditation, blessings, and the appreciation of the peaceful environment. The dusk Aarti on the Triveni Ghat is most impressive. For its devotional significant many devotees throughout the year visit this place.

Rishikesh Pragati Vihar, Rishikesh
1.6 kms / 4 mins
From Inter State Bus Terminus, Adarsh Gram, Rishikesh
30 mins

Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh in Rishikesh

Myths and Beliefs

This temple is located in the heart of Rishikesh near Triveni Ghat. Here you can see a kund, which is called "Rishikund". According to local beliefs, this sacred tank holds a connection to the divine, as some followers firmly believe that Lord Rama himself utilized Rishikund for his ritualistic bathing. The nearby Triveni Ghat hosts the enchanting Ganges Aarti in the evenings, creating a spiritually uplifting experience with chanting and floating lamps on the river. It is also believed that the Yamuna and the Saraswati join the Ganga River here. Geographically, Yamuna joins the Ganga in Allahabad and surveyors have not located the legendary Saraswati yet.

Tips for Visitors: Reaching Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh

Raghunath Temple is located very close to the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh. Visitors can access the temple by hiring an auto or using personal vehicles, with parking available near the Ghat. However, the road may pose challenges for larger vehicles due to its bustling nature. The journey to Raghunath Temple encapsulates a harmonious fusion of divine reverence and the tranquil natural setting that defines the spiritual essence of Rishikesh.

Location of Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh

Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh is located in Rishikesh ( Pragati Vihar, Rishikesh).

Location & How to Reach Raghunath Temple, Rishikesh

Raghunath Temple in Rishikesh is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama. To reach Raghunath Temple in Rishikesh Uttarakhand you can follow these general directions:

By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 21 kilometers away from Rishikesh. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Rishikesh.

By Train: Rishikesh has its own railway station, and it is well-connected to major cities. From the Rishikesh Railway Station, you can hire a taxi or take an auto-rickshaw to reach Raghunath Temple.

By Road:

  1. From Delhi: Rishikesh is about 240 kilometers from Delhi. You can drive or take a bus from Delhi to reach Rishikesh. The journey usually involves taking National Highway 334 or NH7 towards Haridwar and then continuing on NH34 to reach Rishikesh.
  2. From Dehradun: Dehradun is approximately 45 kilometers away from Rishikesh. You can drive or take a bus from Dehradun to reach Rishikesh. The road journey offers scenic views of the Himalayas.

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