Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage site in India, one of the four pilgrimage sites to Char Dham at an altitude of 3042 meters. It is the highest and the largest part important temple of the River Ganga and is worshiped as a goddess in India.
Mythological stories lead you to believe that as a result of King Bhagirath’s healing, the centuries-old goddess Ganga transformed herself into a river to wash away the sins of her ancestors. Lord Shiva then gathers Ganga on his carpeted padlocks to minimize the enormous impact of his fall, and ever since the glacier of the Himalayas from which the Ganga rises has also been called Bhagirath. Ganga gets its name after the river passes the Devprayag and merges with the Alaknanda River.