Bharat Mandir


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Bharat Mandir Overview

Ranked 10 of 40 sightseeing in Rishikesh

Bharat Mandir, situated at the bank of River Ganga, is one of the oldest temples of Rishikesh. Located in the centre of the old town, this temple is just half a kilometre away from Triveni Ghat. The ancient records of 'Kedarkhand', this temple was built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. This temple is said to be devastated in 1398 AD by Tamur Lane.

The temple is famous among visitors as it comprises an idol of Lord Vishnu, which is placed in the inner sanctum of this temple. This idol was carved out of Saligram, a single black stone and has Himalayan cast of features. Several tourists throng this temple at the time of the famous spring festival, know as Basant Panchami. The temple is also famous for old statues, pots, coins and various artefacts that are housed inside.  

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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

380 reviews

Oldest temple in Rishikesh

Bharat mandir is one of the oldest and most respectable temple on the bank of river ganga in triveni ghat of Rishikesh, basant panchami festival is being celebrated here. Idol of lord vishnu ji is here.

Ramesh Kabra

Ramesh Kabra4.3/5

20 reviews

An ancient temple of Lord Hrishikesh

In Rishikesh town near Triveni Ghat is the ancient Bharat Mandir. This is the temple of Lord Hrishikesh known as Bharatji Maharaj in Kalyuga. He is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple was built in the 8th century AD and the deity was installed by Adiguru Shankaracharyaji. Most visitors mistake it to be temple of Bharat, brother of Lord Rama. This temple has beautiful carvings adorning the walls. There is a very old Peepul tree outside the temple and there is a small but interesting museum housing sculptors dating back to even 2nd Century AD. This temple should be on the itinerary of every visitor who comes to the holy town of Rishikesh.

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Jayant Sharma

Jayant Sharma4.3/5

8 reviews

A very old temple

Bharat Mandir is a very old temple of lord Bharat, the younger brother of Ram. Once in a year, on Basant Panchami, there is a big fair being held. The temple area is surrounded by the old market of Rishikesh city area.

Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar5.0/5

8 reviews

This Lord Bharat has got nothing to do with Lord Ram!

An eye opener for me on my last visit, that Bharat Mandir of Rishikesh is neither Bhaarat Mandir nor is the temple of Lord Ram's brother Bharat, but that of Lord Hrishikesh Narayan Bharat (Lord Vishnu). Great place in Hindu mythology and spirituality attracts you.

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Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh

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Ramesh Kabra

Carving on the wall of Bharat Mandir
Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh

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Shrivats Kashyap

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