The river Bhagirathi converges with the Jat Ganga near the picturesque BhaironGhati. It is situated around 10 kms from Gangotri and is covered with dense jungles on all sides. The place is so named because of the myth that Lord Shiva has chosen Bhairon to take charge of the place where River Ganga had left from Lord Shiva’s ear. This has happened because King Bhagirath took the River Bhagirath with him and it left the hair of Lord Shiva. This angered Shiva and he took the flow of water back through his thighs. After a lot of pleading from King Bhagirath, he let the river flow out of his ears.