Yamunotri is a very well known religious destination for Hindus. It is situated in Uttarakhand state of Indai. It is the starting point of the very holy River Yamuna. It is situated in the Garhwal range of the Himalaya. It is located on the borders of Bandar-Poonch peaks. A temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal Sulphur springs are the main attraction of thisndestination. Thousands of people visit this destination all around the year. It is situated at a distance of about 7 km from Jankichatti.
Source of Yamunotri
Champasar Glacie which is a frozen lake is the actual origin of this holy river. This glacier is situated on the Kalind Mountain, which is located at a distance of about one kilometer from the Sulphur springs. The route to this glacier is very hard, so most of the worshipers just prefer to worship the temple only.
Location of Yamunotri
This holy place is situated in Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand in India. This temple is situated about a distance of 10 kilometres trek from Hanuman Chatti.
Best Time to Visit
The temple remains closed in winters due to heavy snowfall. This temple opens on the auspicious day of the Akshya Tritiya, which usually falls during the last week of April or first week of May. The winters are snow-bound and temperatures fall below 0º C. One is advised to carry light or heavy woolens depending on the time of visit.
Religious stories behind Yamunotri
According to the myths, it is said that Asit Muni had his hermitage here.He used to get bathed daily in the waters of Ganga and Yamuna. But he wants to go to Gangotri, but due to his age he was unable to do so. So he prayed to God and Yamunotri gets appeared there. It is believed that Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the lord of death.
How To Reach Yamunotri
One can reach Yamunotri by trekking from Janaki Chatti. It takes about twenty hours to reach Yamunotri from this place. One can easily reach Janaki Chatti from Sayana Chatti through regular Jeep services to Janaki Chatti at very reasonable prices.