Pilgrimage To Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand | Sacred Char Dham Yatra
Gangotri Temple is another significant pilgrimage site in Char Dham Yatra. It concerns Goddess Ganga. The river Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier and is known as Bhagirathi. The Gangotri shrine is situated at an altitude of 3042m and built by Gorkha Commander.
The major attractions of Gangotri temple include Tapovan, Bhairon Ghati, and Submerged Shivling. Apart from the spiritual solace, the pilgrims would like to immerse themselves in the unparalleled natural beauty that encircles the temple. Alcoholic drinks and Non-vegetarian food are strictly prohibited in Gangotri, the sacred shrine. All in All the snow clad mountains, scenic vistas, serene ambiance, pristine water of Ganges enthralls you a lot.
Interesting History Of Gangotri Temple
Coming to the fascinating history of the Gangotri, Once Bhagirath performed a great penance to appease the deity, Ganga. Pleased by his penance she grants a boon to him. Bhagirath asked Goddess Ganga to dissipate the sins of his predecessors. In order to relieve the sins of King Bhagirath’s forefathers, Goddess Ganga transformed herself into a river.
Word’s can’t do justice to the beauty and serenity of the Gangotri. If possible visit the Gangotri Temple once in a lifetime.