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Gangotri Temple




Gangotri Temple is situated at a height of 3200 m in the beautiful surroundings of deodars and pines. The temple is devoted to Goddess Ganga. It is situated near a sacred stone, the ' Bhagirath Shila,' where King Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva.

The temple is made of white granite. It was built by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. Ganga is said to have touched earth at this spot. Legend says that Pandavas performed the great Deva Yagna here to make amends for the deaths of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata.



Updated on 20th August, 2018
District: Uttarkashi

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