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
Every form of life, every group of men, has its dharma, the law of its being. When we follow dharma, we are in conformity with the Truth that inheres and instructs the universe, and we naturally abide in closeness to God.
—Gurudeva