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Yamunotri Temple Darshan and Aarti Timings

The sacred Yamuna River originates from Champasar Glacier, about 2 km further up in the mountains from Yamunotri. Access to that spot is difficult and most of the devotees cannot go there, so Yamunotri is considered as the origin. Puja and worship are done at the temple here.

Yamunotri is traditionally the first place to be visited on the Chhota Char Dham yatra. The Yamuna River is the physical form of Maa Yamuna, the fourth queen of Lord Krishna.

Daughter of Surya Dev, Maa Yamuna was a part of Lord Krishna’s life from their childhood. She was a part of all His various ‘Leelas’ on earth. Lord Krishna had eight ‘Patranis’ and Maa Yamuna was the fourth.

Yamunotri Temple Timings

Opening and closing timings for Darshan Yamunotri Temple are given below. Devotees must read these timings before visiting this temple.

DaysTime
Monday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Yamunotri Temple Aarti Timings

There are two Aarti performed at Yamunotri Temple timings of these aarti are given in the below table.

AartiTime
Mangal Aarti6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Shayan Aarti6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Best Time to Visit Yamunotri

May-June and September-November are the best months to visit Yamunotri.

What to See in Yamunotri?

Divya Shila

Divya Shila

This is where Jaya Muni performed penance causing Maa Yamuna to descend to earth. Devotees usually pray here before entering the Yamunotri temple.

Surya Kund

Surya Kund

A hot water spring where devotees cook rice and potatoes to be offered in the temple and taken home as prasad.

Mukharvind

Mukharvind

This is a spout from where Maa Yamuna gushes out in the form of a hot water spring.

Tapta Snan Kund

Tapta Snan Kund

Near the temple, devotees bathe here before entering the temple.

saptrishikund

Saptarishi Kund

This is where the river actually originates. This is a difficult trek and not possible by a majority of devotees.

Shani Dev Temple Kharsali

Shani Dev Temple Kharsali

This is where the Murti of Maa Yamuna is taken during the winter months. Shani Dev is Maa Yamuna’s brother. His Murti is brought to Yamunotri on the day of Bhai Dooj after Diwali, to take His sister to Kharsali.

lakhamandal

Lakhamandal

A village about 25 km before Barkot. This is the site of an ancient Shiva temple. According to legends, the Pandavas took shelter in the nearby caves when Duryodhan burned their lakshagraha. (House of Lac)

Places to Visit in Yamunotri

  • Janki Chatti
  • Yamunotri Temple
  • Hanuman Chatti
  • Barkot
  • Kharsali

Distances From Yamunotri

CityDistance
Uttarkashi126 km
Mussoorie141 km
Dehradun182 km
Haridwar246 km

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Sanjay Dangrocha
Sanjay Dangrocha is your guide to a world of adventure through his travel blog. Stay updated for your next journey to famous temples, travel adventures and must-visit places.”

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