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Deoprayag

Deoprayag is a beautiful showcase of traditions, myths and mysticism. This is the place where the holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda meet, merge into one and take the name ‘Ganga’ making it a unique pilgrimage like the Prayag of Allahabad. From here onward two rivers Deoprayag 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 Deoprayag is built with multiple levels to accommodate different water levels during the monsoon and also the winter home of the priests of Badrinath. Deoprayag is a pilgrimage centre of great significance. In Treta-yuga, Lord Ram and Lakshman performed a yajna here to atone for killing Ravan, who was a Brahmin. The ancient Raghunath Temple here with a 15-foot tall statue of Sri Ram (Sri Raghunath) is one of the 108 most important temples in India.

  City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Tehri Garhwal
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 18 to 31°C
Winter: 0 to 15°C
Altitude: 830 m
Pincode: 246186
STD code: 01378

Raghunathji Temple:

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.

Dashrathshila:

This is the place where Raja Dashratha, father of Lord Rama performed penance. There is a small water stream here named after Raja Dashrath’s daughter, Shanta. The seat of Dashrath is one a small hillock called Dashrathachal Peak.

By Flight

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Devprayag situated at a distance of 91kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Devprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Devprayag.

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By Train

The nearest railway station to Devprayag is situated in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Devprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Devprayag. Rishikesh Railway station is situated 72kms before Devprayag.

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By Road

Devprayag is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses to Devprayag and Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate at regular intervals. Buses and Taxis to Devprayag are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag etc. Devprayag lies on National Highway 58 making it easy and familiar to reach.

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