Gomukh – The Ooriginating Point of Sacred Ganga River

A rare image of Gaumukh from the year 1984.

Gaumukh (Gau meaning cow + mukh meaning face) is the major source of the Ganges River and also called as the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originated. Gaumukh is about 19 kilometres from the town of Gangotri, situated at a height of about 13,200 …

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Gangotri Temple Information

Shri Gangotri Dham

Gangotri Shrine The shrine opens on the day of Akshay tritiya in the month of May and closes on Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Dooj day in November when the deity is shifted to its winter residence in Mukhba, Harsil. Ganga agreed to descend to Earth to wash the ashes of …

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Significance of Gangotri Dham

gangtori dham opening ceremony

Gangotri occupies a significant position in the entire circuit of Chota Chardham Yatra. The key reason for this is that it is the birth place of Ganga, one of the holiest rivers for the Hindus and the main river that is meant to give life to mankind, purify mankind. The …

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Gangotri History & Legends

Ganga River comes to Earth

History Gangotri temple in the small town of Gangotri of Uttarakhand is a temple dedicated to Devi Ganga, who is given the status of a mother by all pious Hindus and is worshipped with utmost devotion. The Gangotri temple positioned in such a high altitude is the highest of all …

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Gangotri Geographical Features

gomukh glacier

Gangotri, a sacred pilgrimage spot for all pious Hindus has a latitudinal & longitudinal extent of 30.98 degree North 78.93 East. The town falls in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district and has been set up on River Bhagirathi’s banks. Gangotri town is positioned at an altitude of 10,200 ft above the sea …

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Gangotri Weather & Temperature

Gangotri has a maximum average temperature around 10-15 degree centigrade while the minimum average temperature drops down to zero degree and below the zero degree level too. Thus you need to guard yourself with warm, woolen garments all through the year in the Gangotri region. Summer Season in Gangotri The …

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How to Reach Gangotri

If you are in a mind to make a Yatra to Gangotri Dham, then there are three modes of transportation that you can avail. Read on to learn more- By Air You could take a flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, 250 kms away from Gangotri. Also you could …

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Festivals of Gangotri

Gangotri is a major Hindu pilgrimage spot. Many of the purely Hindu festivals are celebrated in Gangotri with immense gusto. Read on to learn about the major festivals that Gangotri region celebrates- Ganga Dussehra The festival of Ganga Dusshera is held at Gangotri in the months of May-June. In the …

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Places to See in Gangotri

For tourists and pilgrims visiting the Gangotri Dham, there are a plethora of enchanting destinations in and around Gangotri to cater to travelers of every kind. Apart from the main temple of Gangotri, the region is dotted with many other must-visit places, the memories of which are worth cherishing all …

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Excursions Around Gangotri and Popular Tourist Spots

Gangotri region is also blessed with a number of other visit-able places that you shouldn’t miss. These places are a little far off from Gangotri but would load you with really stunning memories of the visit. Let’s find out what the chief Gangotri excursions are – Harsil Located along the …

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