Good and God’s morning ……. saw this Image of Lord Shiva which is situated in Rishikesh India and last time I was there in 2009 in a conference was staying in Parmarth Niketan ashram. and it is just opposite the ASHRAM gate so will walk up to this statue early morning and stand in silence to feel the flow of river and fragrance of river although have been to this city from my student days and after few times with my family ……and every time this place made me feel is nature is image of God …..
Rishikesh (Hindi: ऋषिकेश), also spelled Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesh, Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Himalayas. It is located around 25 km north of holy city, Haridwar.
“Hṛṣīkeśa” (Sanskrit: हृषीकेश) is a name of Vishnu that means ‘lord of the senses’.The root words Hrishik and ish join together to make Hrishikesh. Hrishik means Senses and ish means master or Lord. Hence the word means Lord of Senses or Lord Vishnu.
The most well known Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is held on the banks of the river at Parmarth Niketan ashram. and is devoid of the theatrics as well. Many people prefer and find it much more spiritual. …. is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans (devotional songs), prayers, and ahawan (a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god). The lamps are lit and the aarti occurs as the final part of the ceremony. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram, in sweet, haunting voices. A huge statue of Lord Shiva overlooks the proceedings.
why rivers are worshiped ? …… why it is in evening time ?…… and scientific and spiritual meanings hidden behind this whole pilgrimage ….. we will take our journey further …
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