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Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of Ganga at a distance of 199 kilometres from Dchra Dun. It is a prosperous town with modern amenities and is the Headquarters of the district of the same flame.

Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers: Varuna and Ashi, whose waterflow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 metres, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a north or'uttar' facing river. The major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. Once, it is said, there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Pura, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.