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Saptarishi Ashram – Haridwar

Saptarishi Ashram Haridwar is dedicated to Saptarishis in Hindu tradition. Sapt Rishis are the seven ancient sages in Hinduism - Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni and Vashishta. Saptarishi Ashram is located around 5 km from Har Ki Pauri. The spot is around 1.5 km from Bhima Goda. Located near the Saptarishi Ashram is the Saptadhara or Saptasarovar.  Legend has it that the Saptarishis meditated here and Ganga formed seven streams to cater to the Sapta Rishis. Another nearby sacred spot is the Paramarth Ashram. Nearby the Ashram there are numerous Ghats as River Ganga is only a two minutes walk from the Ashram. Across the River on can see the famous Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary. The Ashram compound also houses several temples. The Ashram also has numerous small cottages which are rented out to devotees. Sculptors of five Pandava brothers and Panchali are a highlight at Saptarishi Ashram. It is believed that Pandavas passed through