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Gangotri Yatra

 
 
Gangotri Yatra

Gangotri is one of the origin sources of Hindu holy river Ganga(Ganges). This place is one of the important part of Chota Char Dham Yatra. This Gangotri town is on the bank of river Bhagirathi. The original source of the river is “Gaumukh” which is one of the Great Himalayan glacier located about 19 km away. This Gangotri town is in Uttarkashi district of the state Uttarakhand. It is located at the height of 3100 meters above sea level.

Gangotri Dham is a place where the temple of Goddess Ganga is being worshipped by thousands of pilgrims. This temple is believed to be built by a Gorkha commander in the 18th century. This 18th century temple made of white granite attracts tremendous devotees. There are two places to visit near the Gangotri Temple, one is considered to be Bhagirath Shila which is believed to be the holy rock where King Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva and second is Pandava Gufa, located at a distance of about 1.5 km from Gangotri where Pandavas are believed to have meditated and rested en route Kailash.

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