Vashistha Cave

Near Rishikesh20kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath road
21.2 kms / 39 mins
From Inter State Bus Terminus, Adarsh Gram, Rishikesh
30 mins

Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Vashistha was a manas putra (human son) of Lord Brahma and one of the seven great sages (Saptarishi). Located at 25 km from Rishikesh in Badrinath road, Vashistha Cave is popular among visitors comes for deep meditation in Rishikesh. Vashistha Gufa has a Shivlinga in it and near the Vashistha Cave there a Swami Purshottamanand Ashram which manages the cave.

History of Vashistha Cave

According to Hindu mythology, after the death of all children of Sage Vashistha, he decided to suicide in river Ganga. But Goddess Ganaga refused his suicide. Then Sage Vashistha's wife decided to stay at the same location due to pleasant environment. Sage Vashistha meditated here for long time in a cave. With the passing time a small ashram was developed near the cave. In 1930 Swami Purshottamanand decided to maintained this ashram and cave, which is still manage by Swami Purshottamanand Society.

Location & How To Reach Vashistha Cave Rishikesh

Vashistha Cave is located at 25 kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath road in Swami Purshottamanand Ashram. One can reach at Vashistha Gufa by hiring taxi or by bus from Rishikesh bus stand. Nearest railway station to reach Vashistha Cave is Rishikesh railway station (25 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (39 kms).

Location of Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave is located in Near Rishikesh ( 20kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath road). You can view its location on Google Map below.

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