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Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

The shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch peak & situated opposite to Gangotri. Goddess Yamuna the river goddess is worshipped here and has special significance in Hindu scriptures. The idol is made of black marble.

 

The river Yamuna emerges from Yamunotri glacier which is at a height of 4420 m near the Kalind Mountain. This place was the home of Sage Asit. Here a holy dip in the tank filled by hot springs, and cooking rice in its water is part of the rituals. The temple is open from May to November.

Altitude : 3,291 metres
Open Timing : Akshaya Tritiya (May) to Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali, November)
Dedicated To : Goddess Yamuna
Built in : 19th century
Built By : Maharani Gularia of Jaipur
Opening Hours : 6 am – 8 pm
Aarti Time : 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nearest Railway Station : Rishikesh
Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun.

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