Mukhimath Temple is situated near
in Uttarkashi District
. It is also called Mukhwa. At the onset of winter on the Diwali
day, the idol of Goddess Ganga
- from the famous Gangotri Temple
- is shifted to this shrine. At this time, Gangotri Temple closes down due to snowfall and a drastic drop in temperature. The idol of Ganga is worshipped here for six months, till the temple reopens. In summer, the idol is taken back to the Gangotri Temple in a procession with a lot of pomp and show.
flows near the shrine. Snow-clad peaks act as backdrop to the temple. Tapovan
are nearby destinations.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport
. The nearest railway station
is at Rishikesh