This temple is situated near Dharali in Uttarkashi District and also called Mukhwa. During the onset of winter on the Diwali day, the idol of Goddess Ganga, from the famous Gangotri Temple, is shifted to this temple. During this time, the Gangotri Temple closes down due to snowfall. The idol of Ganga is worshipped here for six months. In summer, it is taken back to the Gangotri Temple in a procession. The River Ganges flows near the shrine. One can find Tapovan, Gangotri, Vasuki Tal and Chirbasa nearby.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh.
The highways are linked to main tourist destinations and important places such as Haridwar, Rishikesh and Corbett National Park.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.