Gangotri and Yamunotri yatra is a breathtaking experience with an invitation to breath in world’s most serene region. Gangotri Yamunotri yatra not only helps to get blessings from most sacred Hindu Goddesses but also gives a golden opportunity to nature lovers to explore through the wonderful route with great Mountain View, lush valleys and through some majestic spots on earth’s face.
The trek to Gangotri is around 19 km from Gaumukh. It is also a day’s travel from Haridwar via Rishikesh or Dehradun.
The story behind Gangotri :-
King Bhagiratha and his 60,000 sons attacked the ashram of sage Kapil. They all crumbled after the sage cursed them. King Bhagiratha then prayed for the escape of his sons’ souls and Goddess Ganga appeased King Bhagiratha of his sins.
Yamunotri Yatra :
The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The idol is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been raised to the status of a sacred mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for bolstering and developing the Indian civilization.
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