Yamunotri Temple Overview

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One of the major attractions located here is the Yamunotri temple, which is an ancient temple built in the 19th century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. This temple was destroyed twice once of by an earthquake in the year 1923 and again in the year 1982, due to some unknown reasons. This temple was dedicated to Yamuna, which is a very holy river for the Hindus.     

1 km beyond the temple is the source of the river Yamuna, who is considered the sister of ‘Yama’. Yamunotri temple is just 6 km below the glacier and 3,235 m above the sea level. The temple houses two silver idols that of Yama and Yamuna. Accommodation options near to the temple include small lodges, ashrams and guesthouses.

The temple opens early in the morning at 6 am and closes at 8 pm evening during the Akshya-Tritya, which is from April to May. The temple remains closed throughout the winters as the deity is taken from here to the Kharsali village. Rituals such as Aarti are conducted from 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Special poojas are held here on the eves of Diwali and Janmashtami.

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Ak Gupta

Ak Gupta5.0/5

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Excellent Temple

The temple is quite old and is at the banks of River Yamuna which is coming from mountain. It has hot water spring in the temple where Bath can be taken. This can be approached by 5 km trekking only

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In between two narrow but high hill after treking.

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