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.
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.
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.
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
Divya Shila Puja, Yamuna Puja, Yamuna Snan
Rice & Potato cooked in hot springs are offered.