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Raghunath Temple

Devprayag

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Raghunath Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 7 sightseeing in Devprayag

Raghunath Temple is the foremost religious shrine of Devprayag in Tehri Garhwal District of Uttaranchal. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and is known as Raghunath Temple which also enshrines figurine of his consort, Goddess Sita and his brother, Lakshman. Sculptures on the walls of temple are a combination of Buddhist and south Indian architectural styles.

According to regional folklore, this temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu. He brought an idol of Lord Ram from his birthplace in an unethical manner. To absolve his sin, he constructed the temple thousands of years ago.

The recent structure of the shrine was commissioned by Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835, who was the founder of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir. Construction of the temple was completed in 1860 during the reigns of Maharaja Ranbir Singh, son of Maharaja Gulab Singh.

Inner walls of the temple are decorated with sheets of gold on three sides and also feature life history of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. Apart from this, there are several galleries in the temple comprising thousands of Saligrams, stones with religious significance. Moreover, Telugu speaking priests carry out day to day activities of the ancient shrine.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Manish Koli

Manish Koli5.0/5

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Beautifully situated

Raghunathji temple is situated at the holy place called devprayag, which is the birthplace of the holy river Ganga. This is the holy place where lord shri Rama performed a yagna after his victorious return from Sri Lanka. Its situated in a very beautiful place in the banks of river Ganga and surrounding by the beautiful mountains and authentic Uttarakhand natural beauty.