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Rohith Sivashankar

Rohith Sivashankar2.9/5

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Source of yamuna

Yamunotri temple is one of the himalayan Chardhams and is near the origin of tye river yamuna. The temple can be reached after a trek of about 10km from janki chatti which can be reached from Rishikesh and Haridwar. Threre aren't many hotels in the area and the one which are there are low budget ones. The temple is also known for the hot springs where devotees take a bth before visiting the temple

Sujit Mandal

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Don't miss to visit the place

Yamunotri temple is one of the most important temple in India which is situated at Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. This temple is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. Actually temple situated from 13 km away from town Hanuman chatti. Hanuman chatti to Yamunotri is very picturesque views of a no waterfall which is very enjoyable. Many people come here for visit this place everyday. So dear don't miss this to see it.

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Yamunotri Overview

Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi District of the Garhwal Division in the North Indian State of Uttarakhand. Yamunotri, situated in the western part of the Garhwal Himalayas atop Bandar Poonch Parvat at an average elevation of 3293 m above sea level, is a famous pilgrimage destination in the north.

Yamunotri is a part of Chotta Char Dham and Do Dham pilgrimages. Yamunotri is the source of River Yamuna and is regarded as the seat of Goddess Yamuna. Geologically, River Yamuna originates from the Champasar Glacier, which is located below Banderpoonch Mountain at an altitude of 4421 meters above sea level. Champasar Glacier is about 1 km further up from the shrine of Yamunotri and is not easily accessible.

River Yamuna holds the status of Mother Goddess as per ancient texts since it had played a vital role in the growth and development of Hindu civilisation. The region of Yamunotri is also believed to be the residence of Asit Muni, a revered sage belonging to the past.

According to legend, Goddess Yamuna is the daughter of Lord Surya (Sun God) and Devi Sanjna (Goddess of Conscience) and is the sister of Lord Yama, the God of Death. She was born at the Champasar Glacier nearby Kalind Parvat. Pilgrims believe that a holy ablution conducted in River Yamuna can impart a painless death.

The shrine of Yamunotri, situated on the left bank of River Yamuna, was first built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the early 19th century. The temple was damaged in the earth quakes of 1923 and 1982. But it was subsequently rebuilt by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal, who was the ruler of this region in the late 19th century (1871-1887). Today, the administration of the temple of Yamunotri is carried out by the priests of the temple, who reside in the village of Kharsali situated nearby Janki Chatti.

Yamunotri offers pilgrimage attractions like Yamunotri temple, Janki Chatti, Kharsali, Saptarishi Kund, Badkot and Hanuman Chatti. Yamunotri also has famous trekking routes, such as Hanuman Chatti - Yamunotri route, Dodi Tal route extending from Kalyani of Uttarkashi to Hanuman Chatti, Hanuman Chatti - Phul Chatti route and Janki Chatti - Kharsali route.

Yamunotri is located about 30 km north of Uttarkashi town, the administrative headquarters of Uttarkashi District. It can easily be reached as it is well connected by road to all the major destinations in the north. The nearest airport to Yamunotri is Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun and the nearest rail head is at Rishikesh.

The best times to visit Yamunotri are the months of May to June and September to October.

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Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

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You get ice cold and pure water of River Yamuna
Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

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You get ice cold and pure water of River Yamuna
Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

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In between two narrow but high hill after treking.

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