Inside Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres. Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th century. The temple is dedicated to the river Yamuna, who is represented in the form of a silver idol, bedecked with garlands and reconstructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.

The deity or Goddess Yamuna is made of black marble. The temple is dedicated to the river Yamuna, who is represented in the form of a silver idol, bedecked with garlands.

Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Suryakund is the most important Kund. Near the Suryakund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs, tied in muslin cloth. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam.

Yamunotri Temple Opening and Closing Timings
Yamunotri Temple remains opens for pilgrims from: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Aarti Time at Yamunotri Mandir: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Puja performed in Yamunotri
The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Jankichatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites well versed in Shastras.

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  1. Robert says:

    Hi All,I recently (Sep26/27) went to Shirdi with my faimly. I thought of posting my experience related to Accommodation and dharshan which will be very useful to all devotees.We stayed in the Sai Ashram Guest House run by Sai Sansthan Trust. The bookings were made 2 days prior to the journey and luckily the accommodation was available for us. We as a faimly (4 adultlts,1 Kid- 11 Yrs and 1 Infant) went and booked the room of A/C with Western Toilet facility for old people.The rooms were amazing and the services by the Staff members were too good. I could see all smiling faces for the services and requests from us. The cost of the room is 950 including extra mattress. The room is such a big where we all happily stayed. Thanks to all the staff members and trust for maintaining such a clean and pleasant atmosphere. They have Non AC rooms also which comes for Rs 500Even they serve breakfast in a packet which has Poori and Side dish with a sweet also. This comes for Rs4 only. Apart from this we also get Lunch and Dinner for Rs 10 for adults and Rs 5 for Kids. Luckily we have that also free on the day we visited as some devotee is sponsoring free for all. Food is very good and hygienic also. Even we have the facility of Coffee, Tea, Biscuits and water bottles available within the Guest house itself.They also provide frequent shuttles to Main Temple at regular intervals free of cost which is very helpful.Regarding the Dharsha I booked online for the slot available and took the printout. The entrance was via Shani Gate where we can quickly get Baba’s Dharshan.Overall the entire trip was amazing, with Bab’s Grace and Blessings.The website for registering, booking accommodation, dharshan and donation is Please note Photo is mandatory while booking the dharshan, accommodation as it will be validated and verified at respective counters.Hope this information is useful and let me know any additional details required.Hats off to the Saisansthan Trust and their employees for a great and splendid service.Om Sai Ram.ThanksSanjeev

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