The submerged idol of Lord Shiva is one of the main attraction points at Gangotri. This idol of Lord Shiva is said to have been made naturally without any man made process. The idol is more visible during the winter season because the water level of the river goes down and hence, most of the Shivlingis revealed. The idol is placed in this exact position because according to myth, Lord Shiva sat there when he took the river Ganga into his entwined hair. This idol remains totally submerged in the summer season and hence attracts less tourists.