As the name implies, this temple is dedicated to the most holy river Ganges of Hindus. This temple made of white granite attracts the audience with ease. It is located at a distance of 100 km from Uttarkashi district of Utharakhand state Like the rest of the temple of the Dham, it is also opened on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.And it is closed during brother-in-law.Because it is situated at very high altitude from the sea level, it is covered with snow in the winter. Therefore it is impossible to reach there.In a very old time, when the temple was not built here, a platform was built near Bhagirathi Shila and brought idols from the surrounding temples and kept here. People used to come and worship there. The idols returned back to the temples of the village after the beginning of the sannyasis. Were given.Commander Thapa created it in the 18th century. It is believed that sitting on this stone ship Bhagiratha performed austerity to please Shiva. He prayed that place the Ganga river descending from heaven into its shoes. By accepting their prayers, Shiva sat down and started sitting there. Even today At that place, a rock is shaped like a Shivalinga.If the water level of the Ganga decreases in the days of the slumber, it is seen as Shivaal. The unintended draws.Behind the formation of Gangotri’s Dham, there is a legend of Raja Sagar. 60,000 sons of the sea went to the haters because of the curse of Kapil Muni. They will get relief from the curse only when the Ganga will be on earth. Bhagirath. He repaid his ancestors to get salvation. He could only take the velocity of the Ganges with Bholenath. By doing austerities, Bhagirathi pleased Shiva.Gangotri Dham is the place where Shiva has stopped the stream of Ganga in his shoes, then the Ganga descended on the earth. Where there is Gangotri Dham, there is still a Shivalinga inside the water. In the days of ruddy water level decreases Visitors get the views of that Shivling.19 km away from the Gangotri Temple is Gomukh which is considered to be the origin of the Ganges. It is considered as the mouth of Gangotri Glacier. Flood stream flows from a small cave. Arrangements are made for traveling from Gangotri Temple to Gomukh.