Yumnotri Dham in Char Dham
Yamunotri is one of the holiest centers of Hindu pilgrimage, sacred abode of the Asti muni , the source of Yamuna River and is one of the Himalayan Char Dham. Yamunotri is the westernmost shrine of Uttrakhand and is generally first place to visit on Char Dham yatra.
The source of Yamuna River is Yamunotri Glacier near the Bandarpunch peak. The area is surrounded by snow capped mountains and thermal springs.
The temple of Yamunotri, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Yamuna like Ganga is one of the Holy rivers for Hindus and according to Hindu tradition, Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the god of death and a holy dip in this river secures a peaceful death to the devotee. The temple remain closed during winter and reopens on Akshay Tritiya falling during April and remains open till Diwali which falls in Oct.
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