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Shatrughna Temple

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Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: 500m From Ram Jhula

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Shatrughna temple is an ancient temple situated on the banks of holy river Ganges near Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. The temple is named as Aadi Badrinarayan and Sri Shatrughna Temple. This is one of the two temples that are dedicated to Shatrughna. The other temple is at Paymmal in Thrissur district of Kerala.

This ancient temple is dedicated to Shatrughna, Lord Ram's brother. Shatrughna was the youngest of four sons of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya. He was born to the Sumitra, the third wife of the king. The name Shatrughna means destroyer of enemies. He was married to Shrutakeerty, cousin of Sita. Shatrughna killed the great demon Lavanasura, nephew of Ravana.