Gangotri Dham Yatra
Uttarakhand is known as the Devbhumi and religious chardham are situated here. Gangotri is one of Chardham and holds great importance among the devotees. Gangotri is a small town situated at an elevation of 3415 above the sea level. The temple is the highest temple where worshiped of Goddess Ganga is organised in India. Gaumukh Glacier is known as the origin point of Ganga River and offered the beautiful and attractive trekking of 18 km which attract thousans of the tourist. Its religious importance, Bhagirathi River, Snow capped Himalayas, green surrounding, pure and fresh Air, Pleasant environment and great fath makes the place more attractive and religious. Gangotri Temple was constructed by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century but the recent temple is made by the Gorkha Comander Amar Singh Thapa in 16th century. The town has rich history it is believed that Sage Bhagirathi do Penance to impress the Goddess Ganga for removes sins of their ancestors and want they get moksha. But Ganga had very powerful water force and earth was unable to ready accept Ganga force, than Lord Shiva ready to lock Ganga in his hair. Kind Bhagirathi was success to come down Ganga Rive on Earth so River Ganga is called Bhagirathi in Ganga town. Ganga is offered the trekking to Gaumukh Glacier and the trekking is one of the paradises of Trekkers and Adventure lovers. Goverment permit is required to reach it. One the day of Akshya tritiya the temple is opened and closed after two days of Diwali on the day of Bhai Guj. Due to heavy Snowfall during the winters Gangotri is not accessible and the idol of Goddess Ganga is brought in the Mukhba Village. Mukhba is winter seat of Goddess Ganga and next six months worshiped is organised here to till the end of winters. River Ganga is known as Bhagirathi in Gangotri and the picked the name Ganga After passes Devprayag and meet into Alaknanda River.
The town Gangotri is well connected to motorable road and thousands of Devotees visit every year from all around the country to get the blessing of Goddess Ganga. During the yatra carry heavy woollen clothes because of the temperature is fall down as low as 10 degree Celsius. Good Accommodation facilities are available here but like hotels, Ashrams and Dharamshalas etc. Delicious foods are available here but non vegetarian food not available.
There are some important attractions of Gangotri Ji Temple like
• Bhojbasa is a small town offered the good options for trekking.
• Gangnani is perfect place for mediation and ideal destination for nature lovers.
• Jalmagan Shivlinga is a natural formed shivling situated near the Gangotri temple.
• Gaumukh Glacier is one of the important trekking point and origin point of River Ganga.
• Kedar Tal is known for its clear crystal water situated around 10 km from Gangotri Temple.
• Harsil and Dharali are situated near the town known for its apple orchards.
• Tapovan is a popular trekking here Gaumukh – Tapovan trek is one of the most popular treks in India.
• Vishwanath temple was built by the Parshuram. Inside the temple 60 cm tall shivlinga is situated.
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