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Devprayag - The town of Godly Confluence

The celestial town of Devprayag is positioned at an elevation of 830 meters 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" man's god and "Prayag" means confluence.

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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 savor 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 sacred rivers in Uttarakhand. Thousands of pilgrims visit Devprayag during their annual pilgrimage to Char Dham to seek blessings from the Gods. Raghunath Temple is a famous shrine in Devprayag dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believed to be thousands of years old.  

Devprayag Travel Tips

  • 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 interest, 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. 

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 a rush during peak season.

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 serve 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.

Mythology about 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 a serious penance for asking Ganga to descend into the Earth then, Ganga along with other 33 Koti god and goddesses came to Earth, choosing Devprayag as their holy abode. 

Devprayag is also the place where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers confluence. Where in, 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 the Pauri side is called Bah Bazaar, the second one is called Beech Bazaar (lying down to highway number 58 and the third one is Shanti Bazar, the main bus stand of Devprayag.

Devprayag Photo Gallery

One the most famous and holy prayag in India
Confluence of two Holy Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi (Ganga or Ganges is named from here)
Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river.. and formation of Holy River Ganga at Devprayag Uttarakhand.
The confluence at Devprayag and rising hill piercing the sky
देवप्रयाग - यहाँ अलकनंदा और भागीरथी नदी का संगम होता है जो बाद में गंगा कहलाती है. (Devprayag -Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river).
Deoprayag - Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi
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Devprayag Weather

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Devprayag Weather in May

The minimun and maximum temperature in May in Devprayag is 22°C and 37°C respectively. The weather is generally hot and humid in May and you would feel hot throughout the day. Summer Clothes clothes are recommended for Devprayag in May.

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