Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Gangoti Tample (4 Night/5 Days)

Gangotri the source of the Ganga (Ganges) River and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in India's Chardam pilgrimage
Gangotri Temple, constructed in the 18th Century, is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Near the temple is located a sacred stone where King Bhagiratha is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. The temple is a beautiful 20 ft high structure made of white granite. Gaumukh is about 18 kms is the proboscis of the Gangotri Glacier and is the source of the Bhagirathi River. Pilgrims have to trek upto the sacred spot on foot or they have the option of going on ponies to take a holy dip in the ice-cold water.

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