above-gaumukh-tapavan

Gangotri – seat of the goddess Ganga

Gangotri remains closed due to snow in the winter. The last ritual/puja is performed on Diwali, which occurs either during late october or in early November. It opens mid-April every year the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. This is not only applicable to Gangotri but to all the four dhams (char dham to the initiated traveler) – Yamunatri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Gaumukh, which is the origin of the Ganga, is a glacier. It is situated at a distance of…

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