The shrine of Gangotri is around 300 years old. Renovated in the 20th century, the shrine is a 20-feet high structure of white granite. During the winters the statue is taken to Mukhimath village where it is worshipped. There is a natural rock Shivalinga, called the Jalamagna Shivalinga. This is the place where Lord Shiva received Ganga in his locks. Visible only during winters....

Wel Come to Gangotri Dham

Gangotri, the origin of the river Ganga and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.

 

At Gangotri there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga and the sacred stone where Raja Bhagirath is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva. Submerged in the river here is the natural rock Shivalinga where Lord Shiva is believed to have received the Ganges in his matted locks. It is visible in the winter months when the water level recedes.

 

Gangotri glacier is a wll-known glacier in Garhwal Himalayas situated in Uttarkashi district. The glacier originates at the northern slope of the chaukhamba range of peaks. This is not a single valley glacier, but a combination of several other glacier that are fed to it and form a huge mass of ice. Bhrigupanth (6772m), kirti stambh (6285), Sumeru Parvat (6230m) respectively and Ratavana Bamak, Chaturangi Bamak and Swachand Bamak lie on the northest slope of Srikailash, Man Parvat, Satopanth and an un-named group of peaks. The glacier lies within a span of 28km and terminates at Gaumukh (4000m). the glacier flows at a gentle slope except for a few ice walls and crevices developed in the upper regions of the glacier where, as in the lower part (above the snount), the glacier is covered by debris, which imparts a muddy appearance to its surface.