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About Devprayag, Uttarakhand: DevPrayag is place where joining together of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers and is considered to be one of the 'Panch prayag'. After DevPrayag river is well-known as Ganga. Devprayag is a holy pilgrim object of the Hindus, and a Tour to Devprayag should feature on any trip to Uttaranchal.
Devprayag is important as one of the five holy confluences in the hills, and the site is hailed as a place of great natural forces as well as holy forces. A Tour to Devprayag will begin you to this holy town, which basically marks the beginning of the holy Ganges River.
It is supposed that the township is named after Deosharma, a wise, who led a life of reparation here and succeeded in having a sight of God. Devprayag, meaning "holy union", is basically the site of the beginning of the Ganges River. The Ganges begins with the coming together of two streams here, and its considered a place of controlling natural forces as well as holy forces. Devprayag is a best holy place for Hindu pilgrimages.
Holy ablutions take place at two basic excavated in the rock at the union of the holy streams. One on the Alaknanda known as the Vasisht Kund and the other on the Bhagirathi called the Brahm Kund.
Around Dev Prayag
The holy temple on Chandrabadani mountain is 10 kms from Kandikhal, about 22 kms. from Devaprayag. mythology suggest that the upper body of Goddess Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva fell here. There are lots of iron trishuls outer of the temple. A grant view of the Badrinath, Kedarnath Sirkanda and peaks can be enjoyed from here.
The great temple of Raghunathji was built thousand year ago. It is built of huge uncemented stones, standing upon a balcony in the upper part of the town consisting of an rough pyramid capped by a white cupola with a golden ball and spire. The holy place was damaged during an earthquake in 1803, and was later rebuilt with the support of Daulat Rao Scindia.
According to a local myth, Lord Rama worshipped here after his success over the Lanka. The temple complex also hosts Garud Temple, Shankaracharya Temple, Hanuman Temple, and Annapurna Devi Temple.
How to Reach
By Air : The nearby airport is at Jolly Grant, Dehradun (93 kms)
By Rail : The nearby rail way station is at Rishikesh (76 kms)
By Road : Dev Prayag is well connected by road with famous place of the area.
Distance between famous place from devprayag
Srinagar - 35 Kms, Shivpuri - 55 Kms, RudraPrayag - 69 Kms, Rishikesh - 70 Kms, Joshimath - 182 Kms, Haridwar - 94 Kms, Badrinath - 226 Kms, Delhi - 298 Kms