Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand , India


Devprayag, situated at an altitude of 2723 meters above the sea coast, is the main religious place of Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Situated at the confluence of the "Alaknanda" and "Bhagirathi" rivers, the city is addressed as "Sacred Sangam'' in Sanskrit. In the 7th century, Devprayag was known by many different names like Brahmapuri, Brahma Tirtha and Shrikhand Nagar. Known as the "Gem of Uttarakhand'', the city is named after the famous Hindu saint Dev Sharma. Legend has it that Lord Rama and his father, King Dasharatha, performed severe penance here. It is also said that the Pandavas, the mythological characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, bathed here before going to Badrinath. One of the five Prayags of India, Devprayag is in fifth place. Apart from this Devprayag, situated on the banks of the confluence of holy rivers, Vishnu Prayag, RudraPrayag, Nand Prayag and KarnaPrayag are the other four Prayag of India. Also, Devprayag is also known for its many ancient temples like Raghunath Temple, Chandrabadni Temple and Dasharatha Shila Temple. The bridges over the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers make it a prominent place.

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