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Mana - the last village of India

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Devprayag

Rahul Shaw
12th Aug 16

Sangam of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river

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Devprayag,Sangam

Rahul Shaw
12th Aug 16

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Situated in the Tihri district of Uttrakhand, the place is a confluence of two rivers- Alakananda and Bhagirathi. Just like Gangotri, this places hold an important position in pilgrimage for Hindus.

Suresh : I liked it very much. The climate of the destination was nice. The Holy Sangam of the river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is a great view. They intersect each other in a great pressure.

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Kiran sood Sood

Kiran sood Sood4.3/5

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Ganga : Confluence of Alkananda and Bhagirathi

Ganga is holy river. Actually becoming Ganga, deity for millions at Devprayag. Thus confluence of Alkananda and Bhagirathi being visibly in two colours merge and become in oneness mighty river Ganga. Symbol of purity Ganga has life -giving power as holy river worshipped by millions as well as major resource to quench thirst of innumerable humans and their fields. This water has power of healing as well as purifying effect on those devout who take holy dip to get cleaned of sins. Devprayag is worth visiting for being one with Ganga as from here onwards only Ganga taken its name. This is special place for those who know. I just not look at this pious confluence from distance like many other long-distance travellers who stop by like onlookers. I love climbing down difficult steps to reach the meeting point of two rivers. From my first visit I still remember different sounds from two rivers. Legend says Alkananda is quiet and Bhagirathi is loud and noisy. After holy dip I climb up to Rama temple. To see shining black stone in communion with simple -hearted devotees. The quiet surroundings act like balm on tired physical soles as well as on bruises of soul. Few minutes can do wonder. That's what these offbeat spaces meant for. Across river there is Sita-rasoi which I may visit next time. Got to go ahead. To Pauri.

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Suresh Singh

Suresh Singh4.3/5

2 reviews

Journey to Devprayag

I liked it very much. The climate of the destination was nice. The Holy Sangam of the river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is a great view. They intersect each other in a great pressure.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is fooding problem in Devprayag but some shops gives nice food. The food is mainly Samosa with Choley and Parantha with Choley. There is nothing to shop.

Activities & things to do: Trekking only.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Drive carefully, One can reach by bus,car or taxi. Do not overtake on the roads because they are very narrow.

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Devprayag Overview

Devprayag is a small town situated in the Tehri District of Uttarakhand. Situated at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a popular pilgrimage destination of Hindus. Located en-route to Badrinath from Rishikesh, the destination lies at an average altitude of 472 meters above sea level, at a distance of about 75 km away from Rishikesh.

Devprayag, which means ‘Holy Confluence’ in Sanskrit, was named after a Hindu ascetic, sage Devsharma. As per legend, Devsharma devoted his entire life in intense penance to attain a glimpse of Lord Vishnu and was subsequently blessed by Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

The town of Devprayag was also known as Brahmapuri or Brahm Teerth or Srikhand Nagar in the 7th century, which is evident from the writings of Huen Tsang, the Chinese traveller. Adi Shankaracharya along with Tilang Bhatt Brahmins visited Devprayag in the 8th century. It is believed that the priests and pundits of Badrinath, who made Devprayag their winter seat, are the descendants of these Tilang Bhatt Brahmins.

Devprayag, which is set in three angular blocks due to the confluence, was a part of the Garhwal Kingdom and was ruled by the Shahs of the Panwar Dynasty, since 14th century AD. Devprayag was invaded by the Gurkhas in 1803 and was restored to the Panwar Dynasty in 1815 with the help of the British. It came under British rule during the 1900s.

Devprayag holds great religious significance among Hindu pilgrims as this is the place where rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi conjoin to form the main stream of River Ganges. According to the Ramayana, Lord Rama and King Dasharatha did penance at Devpraryag, to relieve off their sin of Brahmahatya. Pandavas also performed ablutions at Devprayag before visiting Badrinath to attain salvation, during their journey for Svargarohana.

According to the Vaishnavite clan, Devprayag is one among the 108 Divya Desams or the sacred abodes of Lord Vishnu. Devprayag holds the fifth place among the five sacred river confluences or the Panch Prayag, the other four being Vishnu Prayag, Nand Prayag, Karn Prayag and Rudra Prayag. The piousness of Devprayag is considered equivalent to the Triveni Sangam located at Allahabad.

Devprayag tourism offers pilgrimages to Raghunathji Temple, Chandrabadani Temple, Dashrathshila, etc. Activities such as trekking and river rafting can also be done at Devprayag. The connectivity of Devprayag to all the major destinations in the Garhwal region makes it a popular tourist destination.

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Dashrathshila Temple, Devprayag

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Jagdish Raval

Dashrathshila Temple, Devprayag
Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Kiran sood Sood

Devprayag, Uttarakhand
Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Kiran sood Sood

Devprayag, Uttarakhand
Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Man singh Arodi

View of the hills

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