- Rishikesh (the RISHI’s hair, or possibly a corrup-tion of, Hrishikesha, an epithet of ARJUNA) is an important Indian PILGRIMAGE center. Many SWAMIS taught or lived there, including SWAMI SHIVANANDA and the MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI, who founded the TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION movement.Rishkesh lies in northern Uttar Pradesh in the foothills of the HIMALAYAS, on the GANGES. At the Triveni Ghat, the steps down to the Ganges, many offerings are made and ablutions done, for the Ganges is the purest of rivers, and at Rishikesh its water is very cold and fast. At sunset there is a custom there of setting little lamps adrift on the Ganges in worship to Ganga Devi, the river GOD-DESS. Rishikesh is filled at all times with swamis, SADHUS, mendicants, and peregrinating pilgrims who seek this holy shrine for purification and devotion. Rishikesh is not far from HARIDVAR and is a waystation for pilgrims going farther up the Himalayas to BADRINATH.Further reading: Augusthy Keemattam, The Hermits of Rishikesh: A Sociological Study (New Delhi: Inter-cultural, 1997); Reeta Khullar and Rupinder Khullar, Gateway to the Gods: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Yamunotri, Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath (Dehradun: Uttaranchal Tourism and UBS Publisher’s Distributors, 2004).
Encyclopedia of Hinduism. A. Jones and James D. Ryan. 2007.
Look at other dictionaries:
Rishikesh — Rishikesh … Deutsch Wikipedia
Rishikesh — vue du pont Lakshman Administration Pays … Wikipédia en Français
Rishikesh — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name = Hrishikesh | type = city | latd = 30.12| longd = 78.32 state name = Uttarakhand district = Dehradun leader title = leader name = altitude = 532 population as of = 2001 population total = 59,671|… … Wikipedia
Rishikesh — Original name in latin Rishkesh Name in other language Rikhikesh, Rishikesh, Rishkesh, Ришикеш State code IN Continent/City Asia/Kolkata longitude 30.10778 latitude 78.29255 altitude 361 Population 66390 Date 2012 10 06 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Rishikesh Yog Dham — (Ришикеш,Индия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Rishikesh Yog Dham, Ba … Каталог отелей
Rishikesh Sadan A Yoga & Spritual Retreat — (Ришикеш,Индия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: N … Каталог отелей
Rishikesh Valley — (Ришикеш,Индия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 10 km from Laxman Jhula, Neelkanth … Каталог отелей
Rishikesh Shaha — (b. 1925, d. November 13, 2002) was a Nepalese writer, politician and human rights activist. [http://www.nepalnews.com.np/archive/2002/november/arc523.htm Nepalnews.com (newsflash) Arc520 ] ] [http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue/119/Nation/5101… … Wikipedia
Rishikesh Gautam — is a Nepalese politician. He was elected to the Pratinidhi Sabha in the 1999 election on behalf of the Nepali Congress. [ [http://www.election commission.org.np/toptwo.php Election Commission of Nepal] ] References … Wikipedia
Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge, Rishikesh — (Shivpuri,Индия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Village K … Каталог отелей