Gangotri is devoted to the Goddess Ganga. This sacred shrine is situated at the bank of the River Bhagirathi at a height of 3100 meters above sea level. The pious River Ganga got the name- Bhagirathi from the ancient story of the great sage Bhagirath’s penance who was succeeded in getting her down to earth from the heavens. Lord Shiva opened his hair locks and allowed Goddess-Ganga to descent on the holy day of Gangavataran. The sacred-king Bhagirath meditated Gangotri side on a mountain rock called Bhagirath Shila, near the temple complex. It is one of the eminent Char Dham pilgrimages and is famous as the holiest River in Hinduism. The River has the main origin famed as- Gaumukh” which is located 19 km away from Gangotri temple. Gangotri Dham
Being the divine place of many holy abodes, ashrams, small shrines, and temple, it is supposed to be the main River revered among the Hindu Devotees.
How to reach:
You can reach
Gangotri from the place- Uttarkashi from the roadway buses through hills and
mountains in 5 hours. While travelling towards Gangotri shrine, River
Bhagirathi can be seen on your right-side. After 8 PM driving is not allowed in
the hill roads.
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