Yamunotri Coordinates: 31°1′0.12″N 78°27′0″E
Yamunotri Temple Altitude : 3235 meters
Altitude of source of river Yamuna : 4,421 metres (14,505 ft) approximately
State : Uttrakhand
Country : India
Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are the four major shrines that constitute the Char Dham. Among all these shrines, Yamunotri is the first pilgrimage shrine of the Char Dham Yatra in the Garhwal Himalayas.
Yamunotri is the westernmost shrine in the region, dominated by the Banderpunch. Yamunotri Temple is situated at a height of 3235 meters in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Yama, the Yamunotri Uttaranchal Lord of Death. Anyone who bathes in her waters will be spared a tortuous death.
About BanderPunch Mountain and Source of YamunotriRiver
Bandarpunch (or Bandarpoonch) is a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It literally means "Tail of the monkey" or "Tail of Hanuman" in Hindi. It's a twin peak: Bandarpunch-I (6316m) & Bandarpunch-II (also known as white peak)(6102m). There is another peak called Kalanag (6387 m) or Black Peak.
Yamunotri, the source of the river Yamuna, is the western most shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, located on a flank of the Bandarpunch peak .Bandarpunch Glacier is about 12 km long.The Bandarpoonch glacier feeds water to the Yamuna (Feeds Tons river - largest tributary of Yamuna) as well as the Ganges, a uniqueness among other glaciers.
Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya, the Sun. The Yamuna river originates from the Champasar galcier, lying 1 km ahead of the shrine, at an altitude of 4421 meters.The Yamunotri Temple is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna. This shrine attracts devotees in the large numbers from May to October. Various people visit the temple of Yamunotri either on foot or ponies.
Location of Yamunotri Temple :
The Yamunotri Temple is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna. This shrine attracts devotees in the large numbers from May to October. Various people visit the temple of Yamunotri either on foot or ponies.From Rishikesh, it is about 213 kms. journey by road to Hanumanchatti. To reach the temple you must trek from Hanuman Chatti for about 13 kms. The trek along the riverbank is exhilarating with the mountains rising up on each side.