Yamunotri is located in Garhwal region, in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Yamunotri Dham is first in starting of Chota Char Dham, it is 3,293 meters above sea level. Yamunotri is the origin of river Yamuna perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. Yamunotri temple is devoted to the Goddess Yamuna daughter of Sun and twin sister of Yama knows as God of Death in Vedas, bathing in will cleans all sins.Hindu mythology Yamuna Devi is in a top. There is hot water spring Surya Kund which is most important kund, near Surya Kund there is Shilla is called Divya Shilla, which is worshipped before puja.
Yamunotri temple of Goddes Yamuna is located in the foothills of Kalind Peak on a side of Banderpoonch in Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,235 meters. Yamunotri temple is built by Tehri Naresh Sudarshan Shah in 1839. The original temple is constructed by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in 19th century, later temple is destroyed by weather. It is confusion who built this. Yamuna river comes from one side of the temple in the form of black marble idol and river Ganga in white stone in the side of Yamuna.
Yamunotri temples closed after Diwali or Bhai Dooj. Kharsali village is winter sheet of Yamunotri. Akshaya Tritiya (occurring on April/May), the goddess comes back to grace Yamunotri again. Closing ceremonies Yamunotri shrine are brought with vedic chants.
History & Legends about Yamunotri
The river Yamuna originate from Yamunotri Galcier, at a height 6,387 metres below to Bander poonch mountain. Kalind Parvat is the river source the name is dedicated to her father, while coming down from Kalind Parvat Yamuna Knows as Kalindi.
As per legend , while burning the Ravan’s Lanks Hanuman dip his fire tail in the chilly water of river Yamuna at Banderpooch. So the peak is Bander Poon knows as Monkey Tails. Another legends says Asit Muni hermitage is at Yamunotri. Muni daily bath both in river Yamuna & Ganga, but in old age it is very difficult for thim to travel to Gangotri. So recognizing his situtain Ganga started to flow beside the Yamuna.
How to Reach Yamunotri Temple
Delhi – Rishikesh – Narendra Nagar – Chamba – Tehri – Dharasu – Bhramkhal Barkot – Hanuman Chatti – Janki Chatti – Yamnotri.
BY AIR: Jolly Grant airport, Rishikesh Road. Hire a cab.
BY TRAIN: Train to Haridwar Rishikesh and Dehradun are available at all times of the year. Hire a cab.
BY BUS: Janki Chatti is the last where we can reach by road transport and from there we have to trek for 6kms to Yamunotri temple either for this we can take pony, horse, palki.
Best Time to Visit
Summer: April or May to June
Winter: August to October/November
Distacnce To Yamunotri
Delhi To Yamunotri: 432 km
Rishikesh to Yamunotri: 213km
Dehradun to Yamunotri : 183 km