Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh

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Find your peace in a sacred ancient cave at Vashishta Gufa, on the banks of the Ganges in the midst of a ficus tree grove. Believed to have housed a medidating Lord Brahma’s manasputra, sage Vashishta, the place was dubbed as the yoga capital of the world. Maintained by the late guru Swami Purshottamananda since 1930, the cave houses a Shiva linga considered as sacred. You can reach the cave after climbing some 200 steps. Plan to visit Vashishta Gufa and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rishikesh attractions using our Rishikesh trip builder tool .
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  • This is an amazing sacred space. A priest chants before the entrance of the Guha (cave). Going inside is amazing. You get an idea of what it's like for individuals who renounce everything in order to ...  more »
  • in this cve as well as in the other one closer to the river is a very strong energy present and a spiritual atmosphere that draws one into internal peace and claritiy  more »
  • This place is very special. I didn't know much of the history of this place but the husband wanted to go. The inside of the cave is beautifully dimly lit and has a Shiva lingum. The energy, peace, and...  more »
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