History of Yamunotri Temple
Yamunotri, one of the major pilgrimage of chardham yatra. The holy town for Hindus in uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.
The shrine Yamunotri temple tour is the first stop when you are on chardham yatra. Yamunotri one of pilgrimage of chardham yatra, is situated at the opposite direction to Gangotri bifurcates road of Dharasu goes to Yamunotri. Jankichatti the holy hot water spring 7km far from Yamunotri and the shrine of Yamunotri, dedicated to deity Yamuna are the main attraction for pilgrims and tourists.
The trek to this yamunotri temple tour is generally subjugated by dense jungle and rugged peak. The trek to this place is of 3.73miles from Hanuman chatti and 2.48miles from Janki chatty. This trek will about take your whole day. It has harsh climate covering the main parts of this place by snow nearly all time of a year. You must have to carry woolen clothes when you are travelling Yamunotri.
The shrine of Yamunotri was broke to the left side bank and was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah the emperor of Teri Garhwal. Near there are three hot water spring. The most popular one is Surya kund, in this kund potatoes and rice are cooked by dipping them in this hot spring and distributed as ‘prasad’ of this temple.
Second one is Gansayan kund, the water of this holy kund is use for the purpose of puja in the village ‘Than’ for the worship of deity Rishi Jamdagni. For a distance of 2km from Gangani is kharadi known for its thunderous waterfall.
About the places to visit in Yamunotri Temple:-
Divya Shila a potent rock pillar located nearby Surya Kund is situated at an altitude of 9842 foot. There is a conventional that every devotee have to worship this holy Divya Shila before entering the yamunotri shrine. Voyage to this place is quite tedious but an inimitable experience of holiness and divinity will help you to come out from your all suffering and pain.
Janki Chatti 2.48miles far from Yamunotri, this place is well known for its hot water spring and this is also a major hub for the devotee voyage there. Tourists and devotee enjoy the bath at this holy hot water spring. This place is enclosed from beautiful mountains and lays proximity to the indo-china border.
Where Yamuna River and Hanuman Ganga confluence that place is Hanuman chatti, 3.73miles far from Yamunotri shrine. This is a perfect place to experience and watching the scenic beauty of countryside and nature. And it’s also a most popular trek of that region that's why traveler comes there frequently. Doli tal and Darwa top are the greatest trekking jaunt of hunumanchatti.
At the bank of Yamuna River Sayanachatti is16.8miles far from Barkot & 11.2miles far from Yamunotri is a charming spot on the bank of river Yamuna. From Sayanachatti the whole region seems beautifull.
At the height of 1,529 meters chamba is in the laps of the Great Himalayas. Its unmatched beauty and extraterrestrial makes popular among tourists and devotees. Chamba is about at amidst of deodar jungle and dense pine tree, which provide a invigorating seen of the great Himalayas.
Travel Information :
By Air :
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (317kms.)
By Rail :
Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh 297 km away and Kotdwara 327 km away, which are connected with major cities of North India.
By Road :
The road to Yamunotri diverts from Rishikesh-Gangotri road at Dharasu.