Vashistha Cave, Rishikesh

Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave is one of the primeval caves where respected sage Vashistha did meditation. As believed by the locales, Sage Vashistha was the Manas Putra (Human Son) of the Lord Brahma and was renowned of the seven great sages (Saptrishi). It is located 25kms away from Rishikesh on the Badrinath road and is a popular cave among visitors and is known for meditation in the city. The cave has a shivlinga that is quite popular here and Swami Puroshottamanand Ashram that manages the cave.

History of Vashistha Cave

As per, Hindu Mythology, post death of all children of Sage Vashishtha, he thought to commit suicide in Holy River Ganges. But Ganga refused to accept his suicide. So,s age decide to stay back here and meditate in the cave . His wife also stayed back along with him. After some time an ashram was developed near the cave. This ashram was later maintained by Purshottamanand. Presently, Purshottamanand society takes care of the ashram and the cave.

How to Arrive at Vashishtha Cave, Rishikesh

Vashishta cave is situated at a distance of 25kms away from Rishikesh. One can reach Vashishta Cave via trek or can hire a cab that run to and fro from Rishikesh Bus Stand.

1. Nearest Railway Station- Rishikesh Railway Station (25kms)
2. Nearest Airport Facility- Jolly Grant Airport (39kms)

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