Gangotri Dham temple is currently given the status of 1st Dham by the northern Indians.
with this, the 2nd Dham is Yamunotri Dham, Kedarnath Dham is called 3rd Dham and Badrinath Dham is called 4th Dham, which is actually a Dham.
in the way, the north Indians are very pleased to see the four Dhams and the virtue is attained by them.
It is said that who sees these four Dhams, he gets salvation and all his sins are removed.
People believe that due to the sight of G
gangotri the holy river of India is the source of the Ganges, hence it is considered a very sacred place.
according to this legend, when Ganga Ji touched the earth for the first time, it was called Ganga, which later became known as Gangotri.
Ganga is also called Bhagirathi because it was revealed by king Bhagirath on earth, after taking a dip in the Ganges, all sins of the body are washed away.
It should be said that due to the amazing medicinal properties of Gangajal, the body becomes healthy,
it has so much specialty in its water that it completely destroys the pathogenic disease of cholera in one hour, not only this water in the human microbes of all diseases destroyed.
on the Gangotri site, king Bhagirath made a great austerity to bring the Ganga on the earth so that he could mirror his ancestors, who had received death due to the curse of Kapil Vagini.
Mother Ganga used to live in Lord Shiva hair before being incarnated on earth from where lord shiva gradually left for human welfare in the earth.
It is believed that due to the burning of the Ganges water from the place of Rameswaram Dhamon shiva,
the pain of lords throat was due to drinking of the poison obtained in the sea churning.
the climbing of the Ganges water gets coolness in Shivas throat.
The temple opens every year for Akshaya Tritiya and on the day of Diwali, it is closed and is transferred to the Markandeya temple of the main village.
In the 18th century, Amar sing Thapa, the Gurkha commando of the Indian army, built the temple,
it is a beautiful golden temple shining 20 feet high white granite on the banks of the Ganga,
in the middle of this is big peak under which statue of Ganga is seated.
There are several small preys of this peak, the temple is built in two locks, the priests of it are from the village head.
Where the Ganga mother resides in the autumn period.
behind the temple, there is a green mountain which also enhances the beauty of the temple.