Yamunotri Temple Information

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  Yamunotri Temple Shrine The sacred sanctorum is placed right below the main minaret. This is where the sacred Yamuna Devi idol is positioned. The idol is made of polished black ebony marble with exquisite carvings. The temple itself is flanked with two beautiful springs Surya Kund and Gouri Kund …

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Yamunotri Geographical Features

Origin of River Yamuna

Yamunotri marks the sacred source of the famed River Yamuna, revered by thousands of devotees. The actual geographical source however lies atop Kalind Mountains and is a glacier-fed frozen lake. The glacier that feeds the lake is called Champasar glacier. The path to the lake is too very rugged, thereby …

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Significance of Yamunotri

Yamuna Bath

Yamunotri temple is a significant pilgrimage destination for any pious Hindu. The ‘significance’ of Yamunotri temple can be judged from various angles. Read on to learn more- Significance from the Religious Point of View Goddess Yamuna to whom the Yamunotri temple is dedicated is considered as a holy mother figure …

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Yamunotri History and Legends

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The Yamunotri shrine belongs to Goddess Yamuna who for all pious Hindus holds the status of the omnipotent Mother to the human race. It is believed that life on Earth keeps going with the support of rich nourishment, coming from the grace and blessings of Goddess Yamuna. Apart from religious …

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Yamunotri Weather

The maximum temperature in Yamunotri region ranges from 15 degree centigrade to 20 degree centigrade on an average while minimum temperatures usually drop below freezing point. Woolens are a necessity throughout the entire year in Yamunotri. Summers in Yamunotri The summers in Yamunotri are pleasant and cool. Towards the beginning …

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Festivals of Yamunotri

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The major festivals celebrated in the Yamunotri region include the following- Vasant Panchami The Vasant Panchami Festival is celebrated during the months January-February. The festivities during this time exhibit a unique admixture of artistic as well as cultural activities and performances. During this festival, devotees offer ‘puja’ to Goddess Saraswati. …

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Places to See in Yamunotri

Yamunotri in Uttarakhand is the second destination in the Char Dham Yatra tour. The temple here, located at a height of 3235 metres, is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and sits beside the Yamuna River. If you plan to visit Yamunotri, a tough trek by any standards, you might also want …

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Excursions From Yamunotri

Dodital Bamsaru Khal Pass Trek

The chardham yatra is as much about spiritual pilgrimage as it is about arduous physical undertaking up into the mountains over steep rugged trails where the only option to walking is to be carried in a palanquin or ride a pony. Yamunotri, the starting point of the Char Dham yatri …

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