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Yamunotri (India)
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State : IndiaIndia India
State : Uttarakhand
District : Uttarkashi
Location : 31 ° 1 ′  N , 78 ° 25 ′  E Coordinates: 31 ° 1 ′  N , 78 ° 25 ′  E
Height : 3235 m
Yamunotri Temple and Ashram
Yamunotri Temple and Ashram


Yamunotri ( Hindi यमुनोत्री, Yamunotrī) is the first and most westerly place on the famous Hindu pilgrimage route Chota Char Dham in the Uttarkashi district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand . The other places of pilgrimage on the route are Gangotri , Kedarnath and Badrinath .

Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the deity Yamuna, is a day trip from Rishikesh , Haridwar and Dehradun . The actual temple is located at an altitude of 3235  m and can only be reached on foot over a six-kilometer route from Hanuman Chatti (there pilgrims can also borrow horses or litter ).


The first temple was originally built by the Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. The current temple is of more recent origin because previous buildings were destroyed by weather and other environmental influences. It was built by Tehri Garhwal under Maharaja Pratap Shah. The statue of the goddess is made of black marble.

The accommodation options there are limited to a few small ashrams and inns . The ritual ceremonies such as the making and distribution of prasad (sacred offerings) and the celebration of pujas (ritual worship rites) are the responsibility of the priestly family of the Uniyal. Typical of this place of pilgrimage is the production of prasad from rice that is cooked directly in the local hot springs.

Web links

Commons : Yamunotri  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Yamunotri, Uttarakhand India. chardhamyatra.org.