Kharsali - Winter Seat of Goddess Yamuna
The untouched village of Kharsali also known as ‘Khushimath’ is cradled with love in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an astounding elevation of 2,675 metres above sea level. The tiny hamlet of Kharsali has a religious significance as it is the winter seat of Goddess Yamuna.
Since the Yamunotri shrine becomes inaccessible in winters, due to heavy snowfall, therefore, the deity is brought here for worshipping. Visiting Kharsali has now become easier than before as the government has decided to keep open the Char Dham Yatra during winters, devotees can worship Goddess Yamuna at Kharsali during the winters.