India has a rich spiritual history and the spiritual connections have lasted over centuries make India a world-famous tourist destination for peace seekers. There is lots of luxurious meditation and spa centre with variety of services are available across the country to suit to your requirements but if you are looking for a serene place where you can meditate in a calm and disciplined environment Rishikesh is the best of ever.
The spiritual atmosphere in this religious destination is invigorating and brings you close to attainment of salvation (Moksha). Rishikesh, located in the Himalayan foothills, is the one of the most frequently visited Hindu pilgrimage. Numerous ashrams and retreat centers are sprawling all over the city. It is an apt destination for meditation learning and practice. The lonely banks of holy River Ganges and the nearby serene forests in the surrounding of Rishikesh in Himalayas, is enriched as the natural seat for good meditation, yoga and Moksha eventually.
Rishikesh, is one of the most popular destinations for yoga in India and well known as “yoga capital of India”. There are numerous ashrams, and numerous styles of yoga and meditation are taught here by ancient times. A few yoga and meditation ashrams in India that offers yoga and meditation in amicable and harmonious surroundings but the “yoga capital of India” Rishikesh is offer a chance to go deeper into spiritual practice away from the distractions of outside world. Most of the yoga ashrams provides with proper accommodation with food facilities here.
Daily practice of Vinayasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra remains the integral part of the course. Activities like morning universal prayers, Meditation classes, daily lectures and discussions, world-renowned Ganga aarti at sunset are attended by hundreds of devotees’ every day. Nature cure and Ayurveda treatment and training are also part of daily activities. Many courses are offered at the center from time to time courses offered Stress free living, self development leadership, Time and task management, Building interpersonal relationship, Rajyoga meditation, Overcoming anger and ego.
Rishikesh is one of the most popular destinations for yoga in India is a hub of numerous ashrams and yoga & meditation centers that provide yoga classes in and around the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Rishikesh too many students. Yoga enthusiasts from different parts of the world visit this sacred place to learn the major yoga styles and perform the same, on the banks of the holy Ganges River in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Truly known as the International capital of Yoga and Meditation, it offers tempting places like the Vashishtha Cave, where Sage Vashishth is believed to have meditated. Transcendental meditation can also be thought of by the most sacred Ganga Ghats, where the famous Aarti (prayer songs) is performed every morning and evening.
Very few of you know that Yoga was first described in Katha Upanishad (Hindu Scripture 400 BCE) as a “steady control on senses.” In ancient India, it was considered a means to attain everlasting peace of mind. It is believed that Yoga postures were used even during the Indus Valley Civilization and the same is also mentioned in the Indian text like Upanishads, Bhagvad Gita, and Mokshdharma around 500-200 BCE. Mentions about yoga can also be found in the Mahabharata in the form of words like “Bhakti Yoga,” “Karma Yoga,” and “Gyan Yoga.”
Best season for the vacations in the rishikesh is (December - May) winter and summer season. This is the best time for rafting in the white water of the Ganga River and enjoys the winter sports in Rishieksh.
The International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchami, Science Festival are some of the festivals which celebrates in Rishikesh. The International yoga festival is the main festival of Rishikesh because as a Rishikesh is a Yoga Center of the Indian state. Where, Basant Panchami is celebrates in the Mussoorie in respect to Goddess Saraswati Devi and for welcoming the summer season
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