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Gangotri Temple, situated at height of 3200 m above sea level, is one of the four Char Dham Temples in the Char Dham Yatra in Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Goddess Ganga, this holy shrine of Gangotri was constructed on the banks of Bhagirathi in the 18th century.
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This Char Dham temple of Gangotri is located at a 20-feet high structure of white granite, and is around 300 years old. Similar to other Char Dham temples, Gangotri Temple will remain open for only 6 months in a year and remain closed for the other 6 months due to heavy snowfall. For Char Dham Yatra 2013, the Gangotri Temple opens on the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya Day. Gangotri Temple will open for 6 months till Diwali Day.
Known for the pilgrimage, the correct name of Uttaranchal home of the gods. Hindu temples can be found at almost all times when you go into the hills of Uttaranchal. Himalayas, offering a great beauty. Visit Gangotri temple can be enchanting experience amid the mountains and beautiful scenery around. One of the four pilgrimage places in India, Gangotri is the home of the River Ganges. This is the point where it comes from, and lower down the hills, valleys and plains stretching around 2500 km across the Indian subcontinent. Among the main Himalayan Gangotri at an altitude of 3048 meters has an enormous mystical charm. The town of Gangotri on the banks of river Bhagirathi is a beautiful city with outstanding grip with an aura of the primitive atmosphere.
Gangotri Temple The 18th century near the sacred stone where King Bhagirath had worshiped the Lord Shiva to atone for the sins of his son is considered as the place where Ganga descended. Gangotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga is the river Bhagirathi. According to legend Pandavas of Mahabharata had made his "Deva Yagna" here to atone for the death of their parents. The Gangotri temple is 20 meters high built in white marble. The Gangotri temple is open to amateurs from October through May during the winter months, the region is under the snow and it is said that the goddess Mukhba retreats, about 12 miles below Gangotri. About Indo-Tibetan Gangotri is around 105 km from Uttarkashi, 300 km from Dehradun and 250 km from Rishikesh. The summers are cool and the winters are cold and the tourists usually visit the temple of Gangotri is the month of May to November.
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