Festival

AKSHAYA TRITIYA (Vaishakh Sudi Teej)

Foot Darshan of Shri Bharat ji Maharaj on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya

Due to the piousness, grandliness and sublimity of the temple it is believed that 108 Parikarmas (rounds) of the temple on Akshaya Tritiya bestows the highest good and supreme bliss.

Satyug started on this day and it is on this day that one can have the darshan of the Lord’s feet. (It is only on Akshaya Tritya that the Lord's feet are uncovered).

Devotees even today take 108 parikarmas in order to fulfill their wishes. These 108 parikramas are also equivalent to the pilgrimage to Badrinath

 

 


BASANT PANCHMI (Spring Festival)

During the first decade of the ninth century Adi Shankaracharya reinstalled the idol of Lord Hrishikesh Bharatji in the temple on the pious day of Basant Panchami which was concealed in Maya Kund in order to save it from the invasion of the Buddhists.

Shobha Yatra of Hrishikesh Narayan Shri Bharat ji on the occasion of Bansat Panchami

Since then every year on Basant Panchami the idol of the Lord Hrishikesh Narayan is taken out in a grand procession for a holy dip in the Ganga and then carried through the city to be taken back to the temple for the symbolic reinstallation. Devotees from far off hills visit here to have the Darshan of the Lord.