Ganga Taranga ramaneeya jata kalapam
Varanaseem purapathe bhaja viswanatham
I am saluting him who is residing in Varanasi (kashi) and who is carrying the falling ganges in his dread locks and who is worshiped even by narayana.
Uttarkashi is ruled and owned by lord viswanath. This has been the traditional and scriptural belief for centuries. Still today the monks who reside in Uttarkashi go and salute the kashi viswanath temple to receive blessing from Siva who is the guru of all gurus. The river which flows through Varanasi is also present in Uttarkashi.
The flow of Ganges is always from north to south east but in two places in India it flows from south to north (this phenomenon is call uttarvahini ganga). One is in Varanasi and other is in Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi is situated in the state of Uttarakhand in the Himalayan valleys of northern India. The district altitude is 3000 feet. It is surrounded by high mountains and the river Ganga as well as many other small rivers flow through it. Uttarkashi is a halting place for pilgrims on their way to the source of the Ganges, which is only 100 km away.