Saturday, March 4, 2017


An altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four site pilgrimage in India’s Chhota Char Dham .The temple of Yamuna was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal and it is on the left bank of the Yamuna. The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization.

Yamunotri  temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshiped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes, tied in muslin cloth, to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam. The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Janki Chatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites. They are well-versed in the Shastras.

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