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Temples in Rishikesh - Ashrams in Rishikesh

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand , India , is popular for the Ashrams and Bathing Ghats on the banks of Ganga River . There are also several temples in Rishikesh and the most famous one is the Bharat Mandir – this is the oldest temple in Rishikesh and is named after Bharat – the brother of Sri Ram. Rishikesh is called the yoga capital of the world. Rishikesh, the 'place of the sages' is an important holy town in Hinduism and it is locted on the banks of the holy Ganga River.   It is believed that when Raibhya Rishi undertook rigorous penance, God appeared in the form of “Hrishikesh” and henceforth this area came to be known as Rishikesh. It is the starting point for the Hindu Char Dham pilgrimage, which includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The most important landmarks in Rishikesh are the iron suspension bridges over Ganga River. Lakshman Jhula A famous landmark in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the holy Ganges. This

Forms of Shiva – Story of 16 Rare and Powerful Forms of Shiva

Thousands of forms of Shiva are worshipped in India and around the world. Here is a collection of stories of some rare and powerful forms of Shiva. The story are mostly from Puranas especially the Kashi Kanda of the Skanda Purana. Jayageeshyeshwar Shiva – Story of Jayageeshyeshwar Shivling Story of Jayageeshyeshwar Shiva is associated with a sage named Jayageesh.  Jayageeshyeshwar Shivling is located in Varanasi, India. Legend has it that once Shiva left Kashi and did not appear for very long period. Jayageesh Rishi performed intense austerities to bring back Shiva to Kashi. Pleased with the devotion and austerities of Jayageesh Rishi, Shiva returned to Kashi. On returning to Kashi, Shiva asked Nandi to carry a lotus flower to the Rishi. Saint Jayageesh had become very thin due to the intense austerities. He could not even walk properly. As soon as Nandi touched the Sage with lotus flower, he became very active. He found new vigor and walked along with Nandi to th

Osho Thoughts - A Collection of 108 Thoughts of Osho - Acharya Rajneesh

Osho (December 11, 1931 – January 19, 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was one of the greatest spiritual leader and teacher of the 20th century. Osho thoughts are mostly from books, magazines, newspapers and videos. These collections of 108 thoughts are based on Osho’s views and teachings and have been collected over a period of 12 years. Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual. Laughter brings you to the earth, brings you down from your stupid ideas of being holier-than-thou. Laughter brings you to reality as it is. The world is a play of God, a cosmic joke. And unless you understand it as a cosmic joke you will never be able to understand the ultimate mystery. I am all for jokes, I am all for laughter. Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars...and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going t