|Trayambakeshwar Temple and Laxman Jhoola|
The temples in Rishikesh are quite interesting and are crowded You can see devotees chanting and humming mantras. For the people who go on a yatra of Char Dham of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is a sacred stopover for the pilgrims. Parmarth Niketan Temple, Nilkanth Mahadev, Bharat Mandir, etc., are known for the serenity and sanctity. The Ganga River, considered as the holiest river in Hindu belief, is not polluted here and it enhances the divinity of the shrines here.
|Bara Manzil temple, Rishikesh. Travel India ,bharat darshan|
|Bara Manzil temple, Rishikesh. TripAdvisor|
The main shrine Neelakanth Shiva is on the ground floor. Among the subshrines noted deities are Lord Vishnu on the recoiled bed of Aadi Sesha, Lakshmi, Dharmarai, Yama seated on buffalo, Sri Krishna, Radha and Balaram, Goddess Saraswati with Veena. Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (three rivers), Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshman and hanuman, Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Brama, Vishnu and Shiva. You may also find other deities.
On the first floor: Bhavani, Uma, Hemavati, Yamuna, Kalyani seated on lion, Sri Krishna holding disc (ckaradari), Brahmi, Hanuman and others. On the second floor: Brahma, Lakshmi Narayan, Bhairavi, Kali, Sri Balaji, Santhoshi Mata, Panchamuki Gayatri, Panchamuki Shiva and others. On the third floor: Veerabadra, Bhuwaneswari, Vishu, Shiva linga and Nandi, Shivalinga and Markanyaya, Makeshasura mardhini and others.
On the fouth floor: Pasupati - Shivalinga with five heads, Shivalinga and Shiva as Arthanareswara, episode depicting the birth of Drupadi. On the fifth floor: shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the sixth floor: Ambikeswara and Shiva in the form of Mahadeva. On the seventh floor: Shrines dedicated to Shiva and an episode of avatar of Ganga. On eight floor: Shrines dedicated to Shiva . Mallikarjuna. On the nineth floor: Shrines deicated to Shiva (Mahadev). On tenth floor: The shine of trayambakeswarar Mahadev.