Rishikesh - City of Saints On the Banks of Ganga

Hinduism Today’s journalistic team, Rajiv Malik and Dev Raj Agarwal, spent a week in Rishikesh in October, 2013, to create the feature story for our July, 2014, issue. They visited the large and famous ashrams as well as the humble hermitages of swamis living on the banks of the Ganga. They interviewed those teaching traditional Vedanta to sadhus and those coaching visitors from other countries in modern forms of yoga. They found time to sit by the river, worship and meditate. They told the story in words and pictures of this sacred region, its infrastructure, religious landscape, ashrams and yoga centers—large and small, famous and unknown.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Purity, devotion, humility and charity are the four keys to good conduct. Of these, purity is the cardinal virtue. We cultivate purity by thinking, speaking and doing only that which is conceived in compassion for all.
—Gurudeva