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Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

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Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3291m in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and has a black marble idol of the goddess. The Yamunotri temple is a full day's journey from Uttarakhand's main towns — Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The actual temple is only accessible by a 13km trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti and a 6km walk from Janki Chatti; horses or palanquins are available for rent. The hike from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is very picturesque with beautiful views of a number of waterfalls. There are two trekking routes from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri, the one along the right bank proceeds via the Markandeya Tirth, where the sage Markandeya wrote the Markandeya Purana, the other route which lies on the left bank of the river goes via Kharsali, from where Yamunotri is a five or six hours climb away.HistoryYamunotri temple has a shrine dedicated to the goddess. There is also an 18th-century temple at Gangotri, it was built by Amar Singh Thapa, it was damaged and re-innovated in the 19th century. The temple has been destroyed twice by snow and floods before being rebuilt. It is located on the backdrop of Bandarpunch. The temple is part of the revered Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.
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  • There is a beautiful 6 kms trek to the temple, but the temple itself needs more attention. It is built in a very small space and most of that space are taken by ancilliary shops than the temple. The k...  read more »
  • The road which you cannot go by car, goes gradually up. Go 10 km more and those who can not, with 4-litter nesunami or horse/Mule. For not very heavy people have personal porters with a basket. Those who can go myself, rises a couple of hours. On the way there is a place for rest and a snack. The place is very scenic. Oh, and of course, the temple itself, one of the Holy places of the char Dham! The temple itself is not very big. Nearby there is a sacred Kund (pool) with hot water, washed before visiting the temple. As soon as you approach the temple, you will offer its services to local bramany. They will be shown where things and money and are asked to hold POOJA)). You need it or not-you decide yourself, nobody imposes (although strongly suggests)). In any case-and you can visit Kunda temple itself and for free.
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  • "WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE" The correct order for Chardham Yatra according to Vedas and Vaastu is west to east hence Yamunotri-Gangotri-Kedarnathji-Badrinathji. This makes Yamunotri the first Dham thus ...  read more »
  • A very beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Uttarakhand hills. Nice to see Yamuna ji, sister of deity Yamraj who controls the path of soul after one's death. Good hotels available according to budget in Janaki Chatti. A 6 kms 45 deg tilt climb takes around 3 hours from Janaki Chatti, if you are not in a hurry. Better to return same day as the stay at Yamunotri temple is not well facilitated yet. Don't forget to keep packed umbrellas and rain coat along with your luggage as rainy clouds visit daily at this place.
  • A very beautiful and lovely place to visit.. it is an holy place of hindus..!!!
  • Babllu khasyp Ja Ho Yamunotri Maiya ke
  • Who wont love the place of Goddess Yamunotri in the very lap of mother Nature in Himalayas!
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