This word “ऋषिकेश”  was formed due to wrong pronunciation of original word “हृषिकेश”
 
हृषिकेश (Hrishikesh) means the Lord of senses, Vishnu
 
हृषीकाणाम् (इन्द्रियाणाम्) ईश: हृषीकेशः ( षष्ठी तत्पुरुष समास​ )
 
हृषीक + ईश: = हृषीकेशः  (गुण सन्धि )
 
 
 
Similarly there is another word called गुडाकेशः – meaning the one who has conquered sleep, Shiva , Arjun
 
​गुडाकायाः निद्रायाः ईशः ( षष्ठी तत्पुरुष समास​ )
 
गुडाका means Sleep
 
गुडाका + ईशः = गुडाकेशः (गुण सन्धि )
 
 
These both words are mentioned in Bhagavata Gita 2.9
 
एवमुक्त्वा हृषीकेशं गुडाकेशः परन्तप।
न योत्स्य इति गोविन्दमुक्त्वा तूष्णीं बभूव ह ।
 
– Sanjaya said: Having spoken thus, Arjuna, chastiser of enemies, told Krishna, “Govinda, I shall not fight,” and fell silent.
 

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