Lakshman Temple is in Tapovan area close to the Lakshman Jhula bridge, 6 km from Rishikesh Railway Station. This is a renowned temple and one of the ancient shrines situated along the banks of River Ganges in Rishikesh.
About the temple
The main shrine enshrines the beautiful idol of Lakshman in the standing posture. There is a prakara around the shrine. The marble idol of Hanuman, the wooden relief images of Badri, Lakshmi and Narad, the idol of Swami Narayanji and the orange coloured stone relief of Hanuman are some of the other deities that are found in this temple. Although it is claimed to be an old temple, all these idols and most of the structure of the temple appear to be not very old. The temple has typical Himachal Pradesh style vimana. According to legend, this is the place where Lord Lakshman had meditated to seek spiritual enlightenment. Many believe that Lord Ram and Lakshman constructed a jute bridge here, which was replaced with Iron bridge now popular as Lakshman Jhula. The temple is known for its ancient sculptures and wall paintings.
How to Reach Lakshman Temple, Rishikesh
The nearest airport to reach Lakshman temple is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (23kms). The nearest railway station to reach Lakshman temple is Rishikesh Railway Station (6kms). Lakshman Temple is situated near the Lakshman Jhula on the road that leads to Tapovan in Rishikesh.
Tapovan, Rishikesh, Dehradun district,
Uttarakhand, India, Pincode – 249137.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 07:00 pm.