Lakshman Temple is one of the ancient temples of Rishikesh, devoted to Lakshman, the younger brother of the Hindu Lord Rama. The temple is located on the right bank of the River Ganga, at a distance of 5 km from Rishikesh. There are engravings and paintings on the walls of the temple, which portray some famous scenes.According to a folklore, Lakshman meditated at this place to seek spiritual enlightenment. It is believed that Lord Rama and Lakshman, on their way to Himalayas, constructed a twig bridge to cross the River Ganga. The bridge is presently popular as Lakshman Jhoola. Rishikund is one of the major attractions of this temple. Legend has it that after assassinating Ravana, the demon king, Rama and Lakshman bathed here to wash away their sins.