Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh is the confluence of three holy Rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. The revered bathing spot is said to be holiest places in the town snuggled in the lap of Himalayas along the River Ganges.

According to belief, bathing or taking a dip in waters of Triveni Ghat washes away all the sins and purifies the soul. The divine source is said to grant salvation, a release from all the circle of life and death. Pilgrims from all over the world bathe in the glacial waters throughout the year.

The Triveni Ghat is the site where daily “Maha Aarti” both in the morning and evening are performed.  Thousands of pilgrims gather at the Ghat to witness the ceremony. The fragrance of flowers, the chant of hymns and the twinkling lights creates a divine ambiance. The melody of drums, bells and mystical chants makes an otherworldly connection. Devotees release small oil lamps placed on leaf boats in the water. Holy ceremonies like 'Pindha Shraddha' for the salvation of ancestors are also done at Triveni Ghat.

It is very relaxing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river. Enjoy the sunset or sunrise view. Feed the fishes or just absorb the ambiance, it is wonderful. A chaotic market is located at the ghat. From religious objects to things of daily use, you can find everything here.

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