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Vashistha Cave In Rishikesh Uttarakhand









Overview

Vashistha Cave is a famous natural cave located in Rishikesh. This cave is situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, which is a popular place for that meditation. It is believed that the great Rishi Vasishtha had meditated in this cave. Rishi Vashishta was the Guru of Lord Rama. It was his residence site. According to Hindu mythology, Rishi Vashishth decided to renounce his body in the Ganges, but Goddess Ganga refused to do so. Arundhati, the wife of Rishi Vashisht, liked this place and they decided to stay here. While living in the cave, Rishi Vashishta meditated for a long time. Near the cave is a Shivling which is considered sacred by Hindus. The famous Hindu saints Shri Swami Purshottamanand Ji came here in the year 1928 and in the year 1961. There is also their an ashram near the Vashishta cave, where daily meditation is practised. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy cave. The Vashistha Cave is one of the main centres of attraction in Rishikesh.

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How To Reach Vashistha Cave


By Air

The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 20 km from Rishikesh.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Rishikesh is Rishikesh, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.

By Road

Vashistha Cave is located at a distance of about 22 km from Rishikesh bus stand.






Rishikesh Vashistha Cave In Rishikesh Uttarakhand Photos and Timings
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