Shri Bharat Mandir

Open Time : 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Entry : free

Address : Shri Bharat Mandir Marg, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Website : https://www.haridwarrishikeshtourism.com/bharat-mandir-rishikesh.html

Phone : 0135 243 0209

Why to visit Shri Bharat Mandir

It is one of the oldest religious structures in the nation and a well-liked tourist attraction in Rishikesh. The shrine contains a single-piece Saligram carving of Lord Vishnu. Shree Yanthra is located in the temple's inner canopy. Several old statues, old pottery, and coins have been found during excavations at this location.


Bharat Mandir is said to be as old as Rishikesh. As per folklore, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya restored the current deity of this temple on the auspicious day of Basant Panchnami in 789 AD.

Sacred Trees 

Bharat Mandir is also famous for its ancient entangled trees, which have great significance in Hindu mythology. These trees are Vat Vriksh, Pipal, and Bail, and many believe that they represent the Tridev - Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. These trees are thought to be over 250 years old.


  • It includes ceramics, sculptures, and adorned bricks that were discovered during excavation. 
  • These precious objects are thought to have been made between the 3rd and 14th centuries A.D.
  • A special note should be made of the sculptures of Yaksha and Yakshini, two four-armed Vishnu loin figures with curly hair.

How To Reach?

  • Distance From Railway Station: 2 km
  • Distance From Bus Station: 1 km

Nearby Attractions 

  • Parmarth Niketan Ashram (14.5 km)
  • Triveni Ghat (700 m)
  • Ram Jhula (2.7 km)
  • The Beatles Ashram (13.9 km)

FAQ on Shri Bharat Mandir

What are the nearby attractions close to Shri Bharat Mandir?

The nearby attractions include: Parmarth Niketan Ashram (14.5 km), Triveni Ghat (700 m), and Ram Jhula (2.7 km).

What are the nearby restaurants close to Shri Bharat Mandir?

The nearby restaurants include: Little Buddha Cafe (12.1 km), Ganga View Cafe (11.6 km), and Tulsi Restaurant (3.7 km).

How to reach Shri Bharat Mandir?

The Bharat Mandir lies in the city of Rishikesh, and it is accessible by shared vehicle or cycle rickshaw. Rishikesh Railway Station (2 km) and Jolly Grant Airport (19 kms), Dehradun, are the closest stations to Bharat Mandir.

Special Tip

If you go there, you will be able to feel heavenly energy in a very satisfactory manner.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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