by Roshan Jha
The confluence of three major sacred rivers, the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswathy, Triveni Ghat is Rishikesh's most revered sacred bathing spot and is located on the banks of the Ganges. It is believed that those who bathe in the Triveni Ghat experience salvation and liberation from all their sins. The water here has the power to purify them. Devotees make many offerings at the Triveni Ghat, donate milk to the river early in the morning at sunrise, and happily feed the ghat fish. A striking view of the floating lamps on the river as part of the Aarti ceremony is a feast for the eyes after sunset. The Triveni Ghat has an important place in Hindu mythology and puranas and is also mentioned in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Lord Krishna is believed to have been wounded by an arrow shot by the hunter Jala while visiting this sacred place. The popular Gita His Mandir Temple and Lakshminarayan Temple are located on the banks of Triveni His Ghat. Rivers play an important role in Hindu mythology. From the sacred Ganges to the majestic Brahmaputra, almost every river has a story to tell. The Somnath Trivenigat is one of the places where three rivers flow into the Arabian Sea: Hiran, Kapil and Saraswati. The confluence of three rivers, or Sangam in Hindu religious parlance, is one of India's most sacred sites. This is also where the Chatri of Lord Krishna was established. Krishna is said to have visited this sacred place after being hit by an arrow. The ghat is believed to be the cremation site of Lord Krishna. There is also a market at Triveni Ghat. Precious stones, precious stones, semi-precious stones, jewellery, clothing, ceremonial supplies, CDs, cassettes, and more are available. The narrow streets are also lined with shops selling religious items, kurtopis, nehru jackets, kurtas, salwar kameez, jewelry and bangles. Buy plain painted Ganesha idols, gemstones, incense, Rudraksh beads, religious books, paintings, Nataraja, almost any deity statue in Hindu temples. Grocery stores include street vendors, ice cream parlors, golgappas and candy stores. There is also a bookstore for those who love to read books. You can find all kinds of books here.