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Yamunotri Temple in Uttaranchal, is one of the four Char Dham Temples in Uttarakhand or Chardham Yatra in the Himalayas. Renowned for its thermal springs and glaciers, this temple is the first halt in the journey of India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Situated at an elevation of 3235 m above sea level, the Yamunotri shrine is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas and is located opposite to the Gangotri Temple, which is the second temple visited in the Char Dham Yatra. The Yamunotri Temple opens on the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya Day for Char Dham Yatra 2013. The closing date of Yamunotri Temple is on the Diwali Day.
The temple of Yamunotri was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal during the 19th century on the left bank of river Yamuna. Yamunotri Temple, Uttarakhand is built at the foot of Kalinda Parvata (14,505 feet) and is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, the river Goddess. The source of the river Yamuna is Yamunotri which originates from the Champasar Glacier, located on the Kalind Mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level. This is a difficult trek and so the pilgrims offer pooja at the temple itself. The deity of Yamuna is carved from black stone and there is also a deity of Ganga Devi, who is White.
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