Rishikesh (also known as Hrishikesh) is a name of Vishnu composed of hṛṣīka meaning 'senses' and īśa meaning 'lord', thus 'Lord of the Senses’.
Rishikesh is a small town located on the foot hills of Himalayas on the banks of the sacred river Ganges in Northern India. It is often referred to as the Yoga and meditation capital of the world. It is not an exaggeration when you say every second door and building in 5 kilometre radius of Ram and Lakshman Jhula is either an Ashram or a renowned yoga center. One keeps wondering how such a small town found prominence for Yoga and Yogis.
Below are a few reasons how Rishikesh gained its spiritual prominence in the Indian context:
Rishikesh is an enclave for illustrious saints and sages like Guru Vashishtha, Jagadguru
Adi Shankaracharya, Adiguru Nilkantha, Baba Kali Kamli Wale Swami Vishudhanand Ji,
Swami Shivanand, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Jatawale Baba, Swami Sukhdevanand,
Swami Atam Prakash who furthered/established/propagated their spiritual practices at this
Rishikesh found its place on world map because of the Rock bank “The Beatles” who came in February 1968 to Maharashi Mahesh Yogi Ashram for Spiritual enlightenment and to immerse themselves in Indian culture. The groups stay, put the town on world map and other celebrities like Mick Jagger, Mia Farrow followed suit and the rest is history. Now Every Year thousands of (Foreign) yoga enthusiasts from across the world come to Rishikesh and stay for varied lengths of time learning yoga and (foreign) spiritual seekers come here to find an answer to their spiritual calling through yoga.
Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world, is a perfect place to learn and experience yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush, green valleys, the holy and mighty river Ganges, Himalayan foothills and tranquility, one can easily develop a natural feeling of contentment and happiness from this blissful place. Rishikesh inspires compassion and love for everything life has to offer and joyful experience of life. There are number of recreational activities which you can enjoy on your rest/leisure day and/or during your free time. Please contact us at [email protected] in case you need any assistance with booking your activities.