Yamunotri is one of the purest pilgrimages of India which is located at the state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is northern state of India situated in the lap of Himalayas region. Yamunotri is starting place of Yamuna river it means the origin of river Yamuna. Yamuna is a goddess of rivers and sister of Yamraj who is God of death according to Hindu mythology. Yamunotri is a place which grab altitude about 3293 meters in the centre of Garhwal Himalayas. It is also famous for its glacier lots of pilgrimage also goes there to see the beauty of nature at the snow view.
The starting place of Yamuna river is frozen lake of snow called champasar glacier which is almost 4400 meters from the see level. It is also called by the name of Yamunotri glacier. The source of this glacier and river is Kalindi Mountain which is important in Hindus ancient stories. Yamuna is a daughter of Lord Surya (Sun). The temple of Lord Sun is 6 km away from the temple of Yamunotri.
Yamunotri temple is located near surya kund which is hot water pool near Yamunotri temple. Pilgrimage used to cook the rice in boiled water pool as a prasad. Yamunotri is a part or one temple in the part of chardham yatra.
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