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
Finally, you go beyond light. Finally, you go into the core of existence itself, the Self God, beyond the stillness of the inner areas of mind. That is the mission and that is what humanity is seeking--total Self-God Realization.
—Gurudeva