Yamunotri temple

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri temple in Uttarakhand is dedicated to Maa Yamunotri and is the first of the Chhota Char Dhams along with Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Yamunotri is considered the source of the sacred river Yamuna, though the actual source is about 1.5 km further up in Champasar glacier. Mata Yamuna in the form of Yamuna river, has immense significance in Hindu spiritualism. She is the daughter of Surya Dev and sister of Yam Dev. The waters of the Yamuna wash away sins and purify the mind.

Presiding Deities

  •  Maa Yamunotri

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About Yamunotri Temple

Darshan Timings

06.00 AM to 08.00 PM

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Photography and Videography

Not Allowed



Yamunotri Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Yamunotri Temple is open From06:00 AM to 08: 00 PM

History of Yamunotri Temple

The Yamunotri temple has been in existence and a pilgrimage since time immemorial. It is believed Asit Muni had his ashram here. Yamunotri is also associated with Rishi Markandeya, who wrote the Markandeya Purana. Nearby is a mountain peak known as Bandarpoonch. It is said Hanumanji cooled his tail in the river below after setting fire to Lanka.  There are two sacred Kunds in Yamunotri – Surya Kund and Gauri Kund. The prasad offered in the temple is cooked in the boiling hot waters of Surya Kund.

The idol of Mata Yamunotri in the temple is made of black marble. This temple was first built by the Maharani of Jaipur. The temple was damaged in an earthquake and renovated by the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal in the19th century. The idol of Yamuna Mata is kept in Shani Mandir in Kharsali during the winter months.

How to reach Yamunotri

The distance from Haridwar to Yamunotri is about 220 km and the route takes you through Dehradun, Mussoorie and Barkot up to Janki Chatti. The motorable road ends in Jankichatti, from there it is a 5 km trek to Yamunotri.

Dehradun to Jankichatti distance is 170 km.


Puja in Yamunotri Temple

Pandit Ji in Yamunotri Temple

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Nearby Attractions

  • Gangotri Temple
  • Vishwanath-Temple-Uttarkashi
  • Kedarnath-Temple
  • Badrinath Temple

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