Yamunotri Dham Yatra 2021 – 8384066726
The shrine of Yamunotri is situated at an altitude of about 3185 mts is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage.
Yamunotri is famous for its thermal springs and glaciers is a part of famous Char Dham Yatra. Yamunotri is the source of Yamuna river. According to a legend, Asit Muni, a revered sage, used to reside here.
The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier also known as Yamunotri Glacier) located on the Kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at the temple itself.
Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres. Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th century. The temple is dedicated to the river Yamuna, who is represented in the form of a silver idol, bedecked with garlands and reconstructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.
Inside Yamunotri Temple
The deity or Goddess Yamuna is made of black marble. The temple is dedicated to the river Yamuna, who is represented in the form of a silver idol, bedecked with garlands.
Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Suryakund is the most important Kund. Near the Suryakund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs, tied in muslin cloth. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam.
Yamunotri Temple Opening and Closing Timings
Aarti Time at Yamunotri Mandir : 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Puja Performed in Yamunotri
The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Jankichatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites well versed in Shastras.
Top Hotels in Yamunotri
Delightful and comfortable room is what we look for when booking a hotel. Here are some of the best hotels in Yamunotri that offer auspicious services at affordable price.
- Hotels Under ₹500-₹1000
- Hotel Vinod
- Karan Palace
- Hotels Under ₹1000-₹2000
- Camp Nirvana
- Hotel Himdarshan
- Raturi State Hotel
- Hotels Under ₹2000 & above
- Aditya Palace
- Yamunotri Cottages
- Yamunotri River Bank Resort
- Hotel Ganga Jamuna
- Hotel Divyank
- Hotel Samar Palace
- Hotel Aakash Deep
- Camp Veda