The Gangotri temple is built at the place where the river Ganga origins. It is one among the four sites of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple was built by the Nepalese general, Amar Singh Thapa
Gangotri Temple - North India
Gangotri is a wonderful place to visit as it has a serene and beautiful view of the landscapes of the Himalayas in the vicinity.
As legend goes Goddess Ganga who flowed in the heavens, came to earth to absolve the sins of the predecessors of King Bhagiratha as a gift to his severe penance. His predecessors had all perished under the anger of Sage Kapila when they disturbed him during his meditation.
Gangotri remains closed in winter due to heavy snowfall. It remains open from May and is closed during the occasion of Diwali.
No specific dress code is recommended for a visit to this temple. Still, costumes covering upper arms and legs are suggested as a mark of respect to the temple customs.
Ganga Dussehra, Diwali and Akshaya Tritiya are celebrated here with much festivity.