In the shadow of the high Bandar Punchh Mountain lies the source of the sacred river Yamuna. This shrine is of paramount spiritual significance for Hindus and is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna. The goddess Yamuna is believed to be the sister of the God Yama, who is considered to be the God of Death that is why Pilgrims believe that with just one bathe in this divine river they can get rid of fear of death.
Yamunotri is also famous for its thermal springs SURYA KUND, in which the rice used to cook for the prasad . Typically, the prasad in this temple is rice and potatoes. The Surya Kund that is hot water spring has temperature of around 55 C.
Yamunotri yatra not only helps to get blessings from most sacred Hinduism Goddess but also gives golden opportunities to whom that are in love with nature and adventures to Discover the superlative natural beauty with panoramic Mountain View, blossoming green valleys.
The Yamunotri Dham is not only a important part of Char dham yatra but also one of the holiest pilgrimage spot where the great Yamuna River originated. Yamunotri is the divine place from where the Char Dham yatra begins. It is located along the Uttarkashi (Town of Uttarkhand North India), and is at an altitude of 3293 meters above the sea level.
The Yamunotri temple is situated on the left bank of the Yamuna River, encircled by mighty mountains on all sides; this saintly place is close to the Indo-China border. Inside the temple There is statue of the Goddess Yamuna which is made up of black marble.
The Divya Shilla is the rock pillar that is conventionally worshipped before entering the main temple. Even the Shiva temple at Kharsali, a kilometer away from Yamunotri is also a great attraction as the incredible woodwork in this holy place is excellent.
The preferable season to take your initiative for the Yamunotri Dham Yatra is between months of May-June and September-October.