Rishikund Rishikesh

Rishikund, The Forgotten Hot Water Spring in Rishikesh

Rishikund, You can also call it the forgotten hot water spring or the only hot water spring in Rishikesh. Today we will cover rishikund for our series of unexplored places near rishikesh.

Rishikund is also known as “Pond of the Sage” lies next to Raghunath Temple at Triveni Ghaat in Rishikesh. It is believed that The Lord Rama during his exile days took bath here. This kund was used by many great sadhu & sant’s for there ceremonial sacred washings when Ganga didn’t flow nearby.


There is a belief that during ancient era, Rishikund was a Havan Kund. Sadu & Sant’s performed Yagya to appease Goddess Yamuna. It is believed after that Yagya Goddess Yamuna appeared here and stays here since then.

One can also see clear reflection of Raghunath Temple in this pond which is dedicated to Lord Rama and Sita.