"Birth Place of Ganga River"

A Town in Uttarakhand, India

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Devprayag from sea level:  1538 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  30.1458878°N, 78.5981870°E
Ecosystem:  Valley , River  

Food, Culture and Language at Devprayag

Food Availability:  Indian, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Devprayag?

Devprayag is a beautiful showcase of traditions, myths and mysticism. This is the place where the holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda meet, making it a unique pilgrimage like the Prayag of Allahabad.From here onward two rivers merge into one and take the name 'Ganga'.

Devprayag though situated, at an altitude of 618 m, is endowed with abundant natural beauty. According to a belief, Lord Ram and his father King Dasharath did penance here. The main temple of the town is the 'Raghunath Temple', dedicated to Lord Rama.

The bathing ghat at Devprayag is built with multiple levels to accommodate different water levels during the monsoon. It is also the winter home of the priests of Badrinath. Devprayag is a pilgrimage centre of great significance.
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Raghunathji Temple, Devprayag at Devprayag

Raghunathji Temple, Devprayag

It is one of the oldest temples of Lord Rama situated in India as it is more than 10,000 years old. The temple is made up of huge rocks placed slightly above the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers. The special aarti of the temple is sung on special occasions and even a non believer of god rhymes to its tune. The temple is visited by many devotees all around the year. The shrine of Rama was shattered by an earthquake in 1803 but was subsequently repaired by Daulat Rao Scindia. According to myths and legends, when Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after his victory over Lanka he did penance here. The temple compound also hosts Annapurna Devi temple, Hanuman temple, Shankaracharya temple and Garud temple.
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