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About Gangotri Temple

The Gangotri Temple holds a scared and pious place in the Hindu religion and, therefore, considered as a Char Dham pilgrimage for Hindu devotees. The Temple was built in the 18th Century by Amar Singh Thapa, on the left banks of the Bhagirathi River in the Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 3,048 meters above sea level. The Gangotri Temple houses a small town around it amidst the beautiful surroundings by Deodars and Pines.
 

Historical Significance
According to the legend, it is believed that the GangaGangaGanga
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River is the purest and pious of all the others and originated under the big toe of Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
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. It flowed through the skies like a Milky Way. It is a common belief that Goddess Ganga took the form of river to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha’s predecessors who caused a menace in the town. King Sagar’s 60,000 were killed and converted into ashes, but King Bhagirath’s tapasya to Lord ShivaShivaShiva
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brought them back to life. The sone slab on which Bhagirath used to meditate is still present there known as Bhagirath Shila also built by Amar Singh Thapa.
 

Submerged Shivlingam
There is a natural rock Shivling in Gangotri, which can be easily viewed when winters are on their way and the water level decreases significantly. According to the legend and myths, Lord Shiva sat on the rock when the Ganga ascended matted locks. In recent times, the retreat of the glacier has melted significantly. There are several majestic Himalayan peaks like Shivling,Thalay Sagar, Bhagirathi III and Meru Etc.
 

Location: Gangotri Temple is built at an altitude of 3,048 meters on the right bank of Bhagirathi River in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.
 

Built In: The Temple was built in the 18th Century by Amar Singh Thapa.
 

Dedicated to: The Gangotri Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga.
 

Attraction: Some of the beautiful nearby places are:-
 

  • Tapovan- Astounding trekking zone for adventure lovers beyond the Gaumukh Glacier. It is advised to hire a guide before you go solely and risk your life!
     
  • Bhairon Ghati: Near the confluence of Jat Ganga and Bhagirathi River lies a scenic and mesmerizing Bhairon Ghati surrounded by dense forest and located at 10kms from the Gangotri.
     
  • Submerged Shivling: It is yet another interesting spot for the pilgrims and tourists which can be visible when winters approach and the water level reduces considerably.


Nearby Hotels: Some of the hotels to have a comfortable and peaceful stay are Hotel Himgiri, Hotel Ganga View, Hotel Bhagirathi Hotel Mandakini, GMVN Travellers Lodge etc.


 

 





 
 

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