Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh is a magical travel destination. It is up high in the Himalayas. Many people go up there to watch the sunrise. The temple is dedicated to Kunjapuri Devi. A goddess. I don’t want to spoil the story. You can read about the legend at the top of the temple.
It’s a difficult journey to get up to the temple. And it almost feels as if you are climbing the staircase of the heavens. Not to mention, the roads are really bad and dusty. So you want to travel by car for as far as you can. Or until you reach the staircase of the heavens There is a lot of construction and you have to climb a wopping 315 steps. Hevaen is up so high. It’s a long journey, but totally worth the destination. The view from the top is incredible. You litreally feel like your sitting in the heavens. Watching the earth below you. There are hiking routes that lead up to the temple too, if you’re brave enough. Lastly, don’t forget, tigers also exist in this magical heaven.
Sunrise, Yoga and monkeys and the utmost feeling of peace on top of the temple. Need I say more?
There is a profound feeling of peace all around. Visiting a temple is always an interesting experience. Depending on where you are. There are many customs and traditions that follow. At Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh there is a ‘priest’ that sits inside the temple and recites mantras. You can go inside and he will bless you by chanting the mantras. After that he will put a ‘bindi’ on your forehead. A red dot that symbolizes Shakti. Divine feminine energy or Goddess Shakti.
You can take nice pictures, get blessed by a priest or bond with a new group that you are travelling with. It is definitely worth the trip up 315 stairs and a nightmarish road.
Do you want to learn more about yogic travel in Rishikesh? If you are into food, head over to my blog post about Yogic food experiences.