About Bhagirath Shila
Bhagirathi Shila is is the rock, where King Bhagirath is said to have reflected. This stone close to the sanctuary of Ganga implies the site where Goddess Ganga first ventured down to earth. Gangotri is a famous journey focus, which is situated in the area of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. This spot lies at a height of 3750 m above ocean level in the Himalayan reaches. This spot lays on the banks of River Bhahirathi. Gangotri is a sacred site of both Char Dham and Do Dham Pilgrimage. As indicated by folklore, Goddess Ganga so as to vindicate the wrongdoings of King Bhagirath and his ancestors changed into a stream known as Ganga.
Ruler Shiva took Ganga in his tangled locks to spare the earth from flooding. The wellspring of the waterway Ganga or Ganges is Gaumukh which is situated at a separation of 19 km from Gangotri. The waterway Ganga is known as Bhagirathi at its purpose of development. There are thick backwoods in the upper catchment territory of the Bhagirathi River. Bhagirath Shila is the stone on which King Bhagirath contemplated to bring Goddess Ganga on earth. This stone Shila is situated close to the holy Gangotri Temple.