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

It lies close to the the holy rock or the “Bhagirath Shila” where King Bhagirath had worshiped Lord Shiva. The Gangotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and located on the banks of River Bhagirathi.

The Pujaris and brahmins belongs to the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this water has nectar in it and will soothe the throat of Shiva who gulp the poison.

Gangotri Facts

Altitude: 3048 mts
District: Uttarkashi
State: Uttarakhand
Famous for: Origin of River Ganga
Best Season: April to Jun, Sep to Nov

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