Yamunotri Yatra/Tour by Helicopter
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- About Yamunotri Dham/Temple
- History & Legends
- How to Reach
- Opening and Closing Date
- Places to See
- Weather in Yamunotri
The source of Yamuna River and the abode of Goddess Yamuna, Yamunotri Temple is the crucial Hindu pilgrimage destination beautifully nestled at the height of 3293 meters above sea-level in the district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, India. As the name suggest, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna who is the prime deity of this temple and it is made out of matte black marble. The temple was first build by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal in the year 1939. But, in 19th century the temple was destroyed by natural disaster and hence Maharani Gularia of Jaipur decided to reconstruct the temple in 19th century on its actual place, the left seashore of Yamuna River which is situated today.
As per the records and Hindu mythology, Goddess Yamuna is the daughter of Sun God or Surya and the sister of Yamraj, the god of death. Yamunotri Temple is beautifully bordered by loft peaks, tree-capped mountains and widespread valley. Yamuna is the second biggest holy river after Ganga and Yamunotri Temple is the part of Char Dham pilgrimage yatra. Thousands of pilgrims visit this destination during their Char Dham Yatra and enjoy the hot water springs located in the proximity of the temple during their religious tour.
Every year, during the Char Dham Yatra season thousands of religious pilgrims from across the world visit Yamunotri Temple as a part of their four dham yatra, with a hope to wash-off all their sins. The purity, faith and spiritual significance of Yamunotri Temple encourage the pilgrims to visit this temple every year. The unique ritual practiced at this temple includes the hot springs where rice is cooked and distributed amongst the pilgrims as Prasad. The Yamunotri Temple is surrounded by many other holy temple, ashrams, shrines and religious destination that pilgrims can visit during their visit to Yamunotri Dham.
Yamunotri Temple is considered to be the ideal destination for pilgrims and tourists who are fanatic about complete peace, escapades, scenic beauty, tranquil and natural envrioments. Some of the other attractions to explore during your visit to Yamunotri include Saptarishi Kund Lake, Hanuman Chatti, Janki Chatti, Divya Shila, Surya Kund etc.
During the festival of AkshayaTritya, the temple is open for public (i.e. during the month of April or May). The idol of Goddess Yamuna is again carried back to the temple from nearest village known as Kharsali, where she was place during the winters when the temple is closed. This village is considered to the Motherâ€™s home of Goddess Yamuna where she is worshipped during winters when temple is closed for public. The temple is closed after conducted the rituals of famous Hindu festival, Diwali. During the winters the temple is closed as it gets covered with snow which makes worshipping impossible for public.
How to Reach Yamunotri?
Yamunotri Temple can easily be accessed by road. Pilgrims can take bus services from Haridwar which is only 279 KM away from Yamunotri Temple. There is also 14 KM trek in last phase.