Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple

Uttarakhand, Uttarkashi

Shrine: Goddess Yamuna

Situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri Temple is a famous temple dedicared to Goddess Yamuna. Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built this temple in the 19th century. The temple was reconstructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The temple is part of Chota Char Dham.

Origin: The temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century.


According to the legend, Sage Asit Muni had his abode here. All his life, he bathed daily both in the Ganges and the Yamuna. It is said that when he got old and frail, he was unable to go to Gangotri, a stream of the Ganges appeared opposite Yamunotri for him.

Yamunotri Temple is part of Chota Char Dham


Yamunotri Temple was built by the Maharani of Jaipur is the center of attraction at Yamunotri.  As with the Gangotri, Yamunotri is a place of spiritual and religious significance, rather than any architectural significance.

Darsan Info

Yamunotri Temple is open for Darshan from 6:15 AM to 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Yamunotri Temple opens on Akshay Tritiya and Closes on Yama Dwitiya

Photometric is compulsory for the devotees wishing to travel by a chopper.
People suffering with critical illnesses are advised to consult their doctor before commuting.

Darsan Dresscode: There are no specific dress code at Yamunotri Temple . Its a long trek and you should wear clothing that wouldn't be restrictive. Avoid Saree and carry warm clothing.


Part of the 'Chaar Dhaam' Yatra, Yamunotri is one of the most spiritual places in India. Vedic philosophy and hindu ideologies are the way of the life. Long treks have brought people from different states together and serve one ultimate spiritual objective. The entire valley looks like a never ending procession of merry pilgrims during the 'yatras'. Piety, spirituality, and religion are held in high regards, as is the symbolic bath as Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the Lord of Death; taking a dip in Yamuna is considered to assure one of painless death.

Language Spoken: Hindi, Garhwali, English

Location and Contact

Yamunotri Temple, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand - 249141

Ways to Reach

For reaching Yamunotri Temple, one can use private cabs operated from the Railway Station and the Airport to reach Gangotri. After reaching Gangotri, there is a 14 KM trek to Bhojbasa, from there, one can travel by pony or trek further. Jeeps and Ponies are available in certain breaks.

Additional Info

  • Accomodation  near Yamunotri Temple

    Yamunotri Cottages: +91 9650244553, +91 9650244553
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 6.1oC 17.3oC 18.6oC 9.4oC
Min-Temparture -3.7oC 7oC 9.3oC 0oC

Temple Rituals

Divya Shila Puja, Yamuna Puja, Yamuna Snan

Special Rituals

'Divyasheel' is the stone placed before the temple and it is a ritual to worship it before entering the sanctum.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings :
6:15 AM to 2:00 PM
3:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Regular Offerings

Rice & Potato cooked in hot springs are offered.


Feb :- Basant Panchmi
March :- Phool Dei
August:- Olgia

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Hanuman Chatti
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jolly Grant, Dehradun
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Rishikesh
  • Taxi Stand

  • Hanuman Chatti

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