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About Gangotri Dham Temple

Chardham Yatra is counted among one of the most sacred and holy destination to redemption as well as salvation. Hindu devotees spread across the globe opt for Chardham Yatra. One of the must visit and important destinations of Chardham is Gangotri. Located in Uttarakhand, trip to Gangotri lets you get rid of sins.

Gangotri Dham holds great significance among Hindi devotees. It is the origin of the holy river Ganges through the Gangotri basin. The Bhagirathi river is the ultimate way for attain g salvation. Situated at a distance of 228 kms from Yamunotri and 98 kms from Uttarkashi, Gangotri temple is located at a height of 3048 meters. The Goddess Ganges shrine is the symbol of power, purity and chastity.

As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganges descended to the mother earth for the welfare of mankind and for absolving human sins so that they can be released from the sins. She was pleased by the meditation of King Bhagirath. Lord Shiva entangled the waves the river in his hair, and it is since then Ganges is considered revered and worshipped by Hindu pilgrims. The holy water of Ganges River is believed to be nectar, amrit, by devotees. Gorkha commander, Amar Singh Thapa constructed the Ganges temple in the 18th century.

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