Yamunotri Temple is situated at an elevation of 3235 m above sea level in the west of the Garhwal Himalayas. An idol of the Hindu Goddess Yamuna, along with that of the Hindu God Yama, is enshrined in the temple. Yama is considered to be the brother of the Hindu Deity Yamuna.This temple was originally built in the 19th century by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur and is one of the four temples (that collectively form the Char Dham).
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The temple gates open on the pious day of ‘Akshay Tritiya’, which is the third lunar day of the bright half of the Hindu month Vaishakha, and close on the second day after Diwali. Yamunotri, the origin of the River Yamuna, is also situated nearby. Other prime attractions of Yamunotri are the two hot springs, namely Surya Kund and Gauri Kund.