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Yamunotri - यमुनोत्री

Key Highlights

◉ One of the Char Dham Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath of Uttarakhand.
◉ Origin of Holy River Yamuna.

Yamunotri Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Devi Yamuna. Yamunotri is considered to be the origin of Yamuna River, one of the sacred rivers of India. Yamunotri Temple is situated in the west of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3235 meters above sea level. This temple is known as Temple of Mata Yamunotri. According to the scriptures, Mata Yamuna is the daughter of Surya Dev and the younger sister of Dharmaraj Yam. Yam, the god of death, is seated in this temple along with his younger sister Yamuna. Yamanotri Dham is one of the four Dhams of Hindus.

Establishment of Temple:
This temple was built in 1919 by Raja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. But due to the severe earthquake in the 19th, this temple was completely destroyed, then only then Queen Guleria of Jaipur got it rebuilt. This place is located on the Kalind mountain of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, life is revered in the black marble statue of Yamuna Devi. The main attraction of Yamunotri Dham is the temple dedicated to Devi Yamuna and Jankichatti.

Temple doors opening hours:
The doors of Yamunotri temple open every year on Akshaya Tritiya and are closed on the second day of Diwali. In Uttarakhand, the doors of Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham are opened first in the doors of Char Dham temples.

It is very easy to reach Yamunotri, Yamunotri is well connected with most of the important cities of Uttarakhand.

Popular Name: Yamunotri Temple, Yamnotri Dham


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Akshaya Tritiya - Diwali

Historian Views

According to historians, this place used to be the ashram of Maharishi Asit earlier. Maharishi used to take bath in this river every day. It is believed that when Maharishi got old and it became difficult for him to reach the river, Ganga Mata left a stream of her water towards his ashram in which Maharishi used to take bath. That water stream is still located there. A holy rock is kept near Yamunotri temple, which is called Divya Shila. The devotees worship this rock before going to the temple, only after that they visit the temple.

The Yamuna river originated from Yamunotri temple itself. It is said that there are also two holy pools near it, which are known as Surya Kund and Gauri Kund. The water of Surya Kund is famous for the highest temperature. Devotees who come here cook rice in cloth bags in the water of Surya Kund and take it as prasad. It is said that those who bathe in Yamuna, Yama do not suffer at the time of death. There are also some hot water sources near Yamunotri.

यमुनोत्री हिन्दी में पढ़ें

यमुनोत्री मंदिर एक प्रसिद्ध हिंदू मंदिर है जो देवी यमुना को समर्पित है। इस मंदिर को माता यमुनोत्री का मंदिर के नाम से जाना जाता है।


Basic Services
Prasad, Drinking Water, Shoe Store, Power Backup, Washrooms, CCTV Security, Sitting Benches, Music System, Office
Treta Yug
Organized By
Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board
Dedicated To
Maa Yamuna
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How To Reach

Address 📧
Yamunotri Dham Yamunotri Uttarakhand
Road 🚗
Barkot Yamunotri Road
Nearest Railway 🚉
Dehradun Station
Air ✈
Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
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Coordinates 🌐
30.999621°N, 78.462753°E
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