Gangotri Temple


Gangotri Opening Date 2023: The opening date of Gangotri temple will be announced soon. Last year Gangotri Temple was opened on 3 May 2022. Gangotri Closing Date 2022: This year Gangotri temple will close on 26 October 2022 at 1 pm. The deity of Gangotri will be placed at Mukhba Village near Harsil during winters.

Why is Gangotri Temple famous?

According to Hindu legends, the most sacred of all rivers, Ganges (or Ganga), descended from heaven to earth at Gangotri, when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from his locks. The actual origin of the river is at Gaumukh in the Gangotri glacier, 19 km away from Gangotri and is accessible by trekking.

Which God is Gangotri Temple?

Goddess Ganga
Gangotri Temple

A temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagiratha worshipped Lord Shiva. According to Hindu culture, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha’s predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries.

Who built Gangotri Temple?

General Amar Singh Thapa
The Gangotri temple was built by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa, in the 18th century and is situated on the left bank of Bhagirathi river. The temple is nested amidst the beautiful surroundings of deodars and pine trees.

How old is Gangotri Temple?

Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese General, Amar Singh Thapa around the beginning of 18th century.

Which is higher Kedarnath or Gangotri?

While Kedarnath is the highest at around 11,700 ft, Gangotri is the lowest at around 10,200 ft.

How far is Gangotri from Kedarnath?

408 Kms
Distance Between Gangotri to Kedarnath
Distance between Gangotri to Kedarnath by Road is 408 Kms
Distance between Gangotri to Kedarnath by Flight is 31 Kms
Travel Time from Gangotri to Kedarnath by Road is hrs
Nearest Airport in Gangotri Jolly Grant (30.99, 78.94)
Nearest Airport in Kedarnath Jolly Grant (30.73, 79.07)

Who created 4 Dham?

philosopher Shankaracharya
An archetypal All-India pilgrimage circuit, the formation of the original Char Dham is credited to the great 8th century reformer and philosopher Shankaracharya (Adi Sankara). In the original Char Dham, three of the four sites are Vaishnava (Puri, Dwarka and Badrinath) while one is Shaiva (Rameswaram).

Can we go to Gangotri by car?

Yes, you can visit Gangotri easily by Bike or your own car. Gangotri is well connected by road. But care should be taken during the monsoon as there may be landslides blocking the road to Gangotri.

What is Gangotri special?

Top Attractions in Gangotri
Gangotri Temple. 180. .
Gauri Kund and Surya Kund. Waterfalls. .
Vishwanath Temple. Religious Sites. .
Kedar Taal. Bodies of Water. .
Surya Kund. Bodies of Water Waterfalls. .
Pandav Gufa. Caverns & Caves. .
Gomukh. Points of Interest & Landmarks Geologic Formations. .
KedarKantha trek.


Gangotri (Sanskrit and Hindi: —‚—‹) is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering Tibet.


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