Mythologically famous, the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh is the symbol of immense faith amongst Hindu devotees. It is the confluence point of river Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Sitting on the banks of the river will leave you mesmerized with the peaceful atmosphere and divine vibes.
It is also the biggest and most famous ghat in Rishikesh at the banks of Ganges. Triveni Ghat remains overcrowded with devotee to take ritual baths to get cleansed from their sins. It is believed that the ghat was visited by Lord Krishna when he got hurt by the arrow of Jara – a hunter. Being the most venerated ghat in Rishikesh, Triveni Ghat is even used by devotees to perform the last rites and rituals of their loved ones.
The ghat is famed for the Ganga aarti performed to the chants of Vedic hymns. The sight of oil leaves, filled with diya and petals, which are released by devotees, floating on the pristine Ganga and the traditional aarti is a sight to behold. On the bank of Triveni Ghat, one can visit the Gita Mandir and Lakshminarayan Temple. Dawn boat ride along the Ganges is a must on a short tour to Triveni Ghat.
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Paltan Bazaar. Attention all the shopaholics! You will have a great experience while shopping in the Paltan Market. You can get gems, precious and semi-precious stones, knickknacks, clothes, puja items, CDs and tapes. Also shops for religious goods, kullu topis, Nehru jackets, kurtas, salwar kameez and jewellery, bangles on the narrow streets. Pick up simple, painted Ganesh idols, gems, incense, rudraksha beads, religious books, paintings, Natarajas and statues of almost every deity in the Hindu pantheon. For food, they have roadside shops Ice creams Shops, Golgappa and sweets shops. For who like to read books they have a bookstall you can find every kind of books here.
It stays pleasant throughout the year. The river Ganga is famous for the grand evening Aarti. One must visit the Triveni Ghat Aarti from 6 pm-7 pm.
Triveni Ghat is located in the state of Uttarakhand and the state is well-connected with other regions of India. After landing the Dehradun Airport, you can take the local buses to reach the Triveni Ghat. Also, you can opt Uttarakhand Railway service to reach the Rishikesh and then hire local modes of transports such as buse, auto or taxi.
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