Sacred Ganga Maa is worshipped at Gangotri temple, A partially submerged Shivaling lying along the temple in the waters of Bhagirathi signifies the place where God Shiva entangled Ganga in his hair. Gangotri was buil by Amara Singh Thapa Gorkha General Built in the 18th century the temple is made from the white granite.
The holy temple of Gangotri opens up on Akshaya Tritiya On this occasion, an idol of Ganga Maa is brought back from the Mukhyamath temple (her winter abode), which is at a distance of 20 km. On Diwali, every year, Maa Ganga again travels back to the Mukhyamath temple.
Visiting Season : Akshaya Tritiya (April or May).- Deepavali
How to go : Gangotri Temple is in Gangotri Town, Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is the nearest Railway station - from Rishikesh to Gangotri busses and taxies are available