The picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas
is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched
earth for the first time. According to mythology, Goddess Ganga,
the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form a river
to absolve the sins of king Bhagirath's predecessors, followings
his severe penance of 5500 years.
Gangotri tour operators Lord Shiva received into his matted
locks to minimize the impact of her fall. The river itself
begins at Gangotri which literally means Ganga Uttari or Ganga
descending She came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary
source. The Shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200
m above sea level amidst captivating surroundings along the
right bank of Bhagirathi is 100 km from Uttarkashi.
Gangotri yatra The Shrine of Gangotri opens during the last week of April or the first week of May, on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temples opening is preceded by a special Puja of Ganga both inside the temple as well as on the river bank. The temple's closes on the day of Diwali followed by a formal closing ceremony amidst a row of oil lamps. he temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa.
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