Dodital is a freshwater lake in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 9,921 ft.

Assi ganga river rises from dodital and joins bhagirathi. The confluence is at Gangotri

According to one of the popular legends Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode.

There is a temple devoted to Lord Ganesha here. Another name for this lake is ‘Dhundital’ meaning Ganesh ka tal or lake of Ganesha.


Which lake is called the abode of Ganesha?

Dodital is also known as “Dhundital” meaning ‘Ganesha Ka Tal’ or ‘Lake of Ganesha’. It is believed that Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is said that Lord Ganesha chose this lake as his abode.