Gangotri Temple, Gangotri

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  • One should actually follow the route as yamnotri, gangotri, kedarnath and badrinath. As legend has it that pandavs followed the same route to heaven. This is a small but famous temple which opens earl...  more »
  • First time snow fall in may.extremely chilling weather.take heavy woollen cloths with rain coat.must bath in divine ganga river.scary roads but god bless us.must visit place in life time.  more »
  • Very very Divine and soulful. Very clean that was a remarkable thing which I noticed . People are very helpful.  more »
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  • It was a blissful experience at the Gangotri temple and praying to the goddess gave immense calm. The tune of Baghirathi downstream nearby temple is always heard. It’s a great experience to sit there and meditate. Just be careful of some of the priests who ask ₹500 for Pooja. And it was a great to see the evening Ganga Aarthi.
  • Gangotri temple is dedicated to Goddess "Ganga", one of the holy river in India. This temple opens for only six months in a year. I really had a wonderful time in Gangotri dham. First take a bath in the river and visit this ancient temple. Please attend aarti. Photography inside the temple is strictly prohibited. Enjoy your stay in Gangotri .
  • Gangotri Temple is a temple of Goddess Ganga... which is Worshipped here in summer season...its a very holy place...
  • Gongotri temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Mata Ganga. It is only a river to the Hindus.This temples open only six months in the year, due it covered with snow.The Ganga's main flow starts from Gongotri
  • Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat (municipality) in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 metres (10,200 ft). According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. Places to visit near the Gangotri Temple Bhagirath Shila is believed to be the holy rock where King Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva. Pandava Gufa, located 1.5 km from Gangotri, is the place where the Pandavas are believed to have meditated and rested en route Kailash. Pilgrims will have to trek up to the Pandava Gufa. In the pilgrimage journey of Chota Char Dham, Gangotri is often visited after Yamunotri (located on the western region of Garhwal Hills). Pilgrims generally make Uttarkashi as their base camp. The time taken from Uttarkashi to Gangotri temple is about 4 hours by road. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha's predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries.
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