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Devprayag Temple

About Devprayag Temple

Established by Adi Shankaracharya during the 8th century, the Devprayag Temple is one of the most important religious places for Hindus in India. Located in the district of Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, the temple is the confluence of two holy rivers – the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda, which are merging to form the Ganga. The temple is associated with the times of Ramayana when Lord Rama performed penance to get off the curse of killing Ravana. 

When Lord Rama was worshipping the deity and offering his prayers in the Devprayag waters, Pushpamala came and rescued Lord Rama. At the same time, Makara was troubling Rama while he was performing penance, so he killed her with his sword. Later after killing Makara, the sword of Lord Rama went to heaven. Since then, the place is famous as Prayaga and now called Devprayaga Temple.

History Of Devprayag Temple

The history of the Devprayag Temple is believed to be as old as the Vedic period. According to mythology, the temple is believed to be related to the Ramayana times and came into existence between the 9th and 10th centuries. Originally, the temple is believed to be found by the Adi Shankaracharya and was later expanded by the Garhwal Dynasty. As time passed by, many other rulers made their contributions as well for its expansion. King Sahaj Pal from another dynasty donated the bell in 1551 while some donated doorways and other artistic paintings. The temple has also gone through a major earthquake in 1893 and was then built by the local dynasties of the region. Now the Devprayag Temple is maintained by the Government of Uttarakhand. 

Devprayag Temple Architecture

The architecture of the temple is simple yet impressive. The temple is built in the traditional north Indian style, with a Shikhar that rises up to a height of 60 feet. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, with idols of both deities enshrined inside.  There are many other smaller shrines as well as Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, and Adi Shankar around the central shrine. The temple is located at a height of 2,028 ft from sea level. 

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Best Time To Visit The Devprayag Temple

The best time to visit the Devprayag Temple is during the months of March to May and September to October. During these months, the weather is pleasant and the temple is also a great time to witness the aarti and puja ceremonies that are held here.

Places To Visit Near Devprayag Temple

Devprayag is an alluring town located in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and is one of the Panch Prayag because of its holy influence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. Visitors here can find several places to explore which are mentioned below: 

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  • Teen Dhara: A popular little place for travellers to relax and rest, Teen Dhara is located on the Rishikesh-Devprayag highway and is mostly known for its dhabas, food stalls and restaurants amidst the lush greenery. 
  • Dashrathshila: A beautiful hillock that is located on the banks of a peaceful small stream Shanta, Dashrathshila can be easily accessible by visitors. The place is named after the daughter of King Dashratha. 
  • Alaknanda Bhagirathi Sangam: It is a godly confluence of two holy rivers, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi that merges together and unite as Alaknanda Bhagirathi Sangam. This spectacular sight is a must-see if you are around Devprayag. 
  • Danda Nagraja Temple: An incredible place to visit in Pauri, Garhwal region, Danda Nagraja Temple is a divine place that is located at top of a hill. It is believed that Lord Krishna came here in the form of a snake. 
  • Chandrabadani Devi: A beautiful mountain situated on the border of Devprayag Tehsil, Chandrabadani Devi is a short trek of 1km and looks so calm and peaceful. This is a must-visit place without any hassle.

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Why Choose Travanya?

At Travanya, we are committed to helping you plan a perfect trip to the Devprayag Temple. Our team of travel experts are experienced and capable enough to make your trip worthwhile under the convenience of your budget. All you need to do is, share your itinerary with us and we will plan the best for you and your family. We are an IATA-certified tour and travel agency that has been delighting travellers with great trips for years now. If you want to explore ancient history and discover the beauty of Uttarakhand Tourism then connecting with us can help you save a lot extra on airfare. Get on a call with our team at +91-800-0230-5865 and get ready for a wonderful historical trip. 

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