Devprayag - The town of Godly Confluence

The celestial town of Devprayag is positioned at an elevation of 830 metres above sea level. Devprayag is the last Prayag or the holy confluence of the Alaknanda River, from here that the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River is known as Ganga.

The town is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. The meaning of Devprayag is Godly confluence as "Dev" mans god and "Prayag" means confluence.

Why Visit Devprayag?   

Devprayag Experience Holiness, Sanctity, and Adventure at Devprayag 

Devprayag is one of the minion towns of Uttarakhand, known for having a divine aura. The devotees can enrapture in spirituality at some of the nearby holy places of Devprayag such as Sangam, Raghunath Ji Temple, Dhaneshwar Mahadev temple, Danda Nagaraja (Lord of Snakes) temple, Chandrabadni temple and the Mata Bhuvneshwari temple adorned in the Pundal village. This heavenly town is the winter home of Pandas, the priests of Badrinath. 

You can also take a holy dip in the bathing ghat of Devprayag and savour the lip smacking regional delicacies that are quite famous among the visitors. The adventure lovers can also indulge in various water sports activities at Devprayag such as white-water river rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling and trekking.

Activities in Devprayag

Devprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (heavenly confluences) of sacredrivers in Uttarakhand. Thousands of pilgrims visit Devprayag during theirannual pilgrimage to Char Dham to seek blessings from the Gods. RaghunathTemple is a famous shrine in Devprayag dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believedto be thousands of years old.  

Staying in Devprayag

Situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers, Devprayag is a revered town in Uttarakhand. Being more of a pilgrimage town rather than a touristic place, there are limited accommodation options available at Devprayag. One can easily find affordable guesthouses and hotels with limited amenities. However, one can find rush during the peak season.

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Devprayag Food Guide

Eating options are quite limited at Devprayag as it is impossible to find fancy restaurants serving varied cuisines. Although, one can find quite a few roadside food stalls and eateries which serves North Indian cuisine and popular Chinese dishes.

History of Devprayag

The town of Devprayag was destructed by a massive earthquake of 1803 and was restored afterward. There is an ancient Raghunath Ji temple, built above the confluence which is believed to be 10,000 years old. 

Devprayag is also the abode of the late Acharya, Pundit Chakradhar Joshi, a scholar of Astronomy and Astrology who set up an observatory called 'Nakshatra Vedh Shala' in 1946. Located atop a mountain called Dashrathanchal at Devprayag, the well-equipped observatory features two telescopes, and several books citing different researches conducted in the field of astrology. It contains about 300 manuscripts belonging to 1677 A.D., collected from various parts of the country. The observatory also showcases ancient pieces of equipment such as Surya Ghati, Dhruv Ghati and much more exhibiting the progress of Indian astronomy.

Mythology of Devprayag

Devprayag is believed to be the meditational grounds of Lord Rama and his father, King Dasharatha. It is also believed that when Bhagirathi did aserious penance for asking Ganga to descend into the Earth then, Ganga alongwith other 33 koti god and goddesses came to Earth, choosing Devprayag as theirholy abode. 

Devprayag is also the place where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers confluence.Wherein, Hindu mythology states that it is also the confluence of river Saraswati, originating from Mana Village in Badrinath, and coming from the feet of Shri Raghunath Ji in Raghunath Temple of Devprayag. One can also find the footprints of Lord Rama at “Ram Kunda” in Devprayag. 

Devo ka Prayag “Devprayag”

Devprayag is one of the Panch Prayag, the five holy confluences of Uttarakhand. It is encircled by the three benevolent peaks namely Giddhanchal Parvat, Dashrathanchal Parvat, and Narsinghancal Parvat. Devprayag is distributed in three parts, the one in Pauri side is called Bah Bazaar, the second one is called Beech Bazar (lying down to highway number 58 and the third one is Shanti Bazar, the main bus stand of Devprayag.

  • Devprayag is a holy town which holds deep religious significance to devotees. Please respect the place by refraining from alcohol and non-vegetarian food. 
  • If you are looking for a lot of sightseeing options with specific places of interests, then Devprayag is not the place to be. It is rather a pilgrimage town for the devotees who come here to seek blessings and find solace. 

Devprayag is famous for?

Devprayag is famous among tourist as Pilgrimage, River Ganga, Panch Prayag.

Devprayag is recommended destination for Family and Kids, Groups, Solo.

Devprayag is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Char Dham Route, Panch Prayag, Pilgrimage, Rafting, Temples, Weekend Getaway, Yoga and Meditation.

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