Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers in Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers in Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Devprayag is in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

Santosh Bhatt – The priest and history shared.

Bhagirathi: Gaumukh, Gangotri – The source.

Alaknanda: Badrinath – The source.

With Alaknanda – Mandakini, Pindar Ganga, Dhauli Ganga, Saraswati, Garud Ganga, Patal Ganga, Rishi Ganga, Kanchan Ganga about one crore spring merging at various locations and finally Bhagirathi and Alaknanda merging at one point at Devprayag named as Ganga.

Bhagirathi is worshiped as Pitramukhi (salvation for ancestors soul) spring/river. It is said Raja (King) Sagar 60,000 sons turned into ash by the curse of sage Kapil. Raja Sagar grandson Bhagirath went to Gangotri meditated for 10,000 years to bring down Bhagirathi on earth to liberate ancestors soul.

( If any person having Pitra-dosh (ancestor’s curse) Bhagirathi should be worshiped at Devprayag )

During Tretayug when Lord Rama killed Raavana – Brahman (caste) sin was done. To remove sin Lord Rama meditated at Devprayag and Laxman at Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Shatrughan at Satyanarayan and Bharat one km far from Devprayag.

( Bhagirathi – Grandson of Raja Sagar was the ancestor of Lord Rama )

Alaknanda is considered as Moksh Dayani (salvation) river. It is believed within India there are three major Pirtra places. One is Gaya i.e., ‘Charan’ (feet) of Lord Vishnu, Second at ‘Devprayag’ i.e., Nabhi (navel) of Lord Vishnu and third at Badrinath ‘Mastak’ (Head) known as BrahmKapal. First pind-daan should be done at Gaya then at Devprayag and lastly at Badrinath.

14 times Gaya, Bihar visit for pitra-puja/pind-daan and visiting once at Devprayag is equal.

Sage Dev Sharma meditated at Devprayag and an image was shown by Lord Vishnu later embossed into a rock present within Raghunath Temple. Lord Vishnu blessed the name of the location as Devprayag (Dev – Dev Sharma/Prayag – merging two rivers). Earlier Devprayag was known as ShriKhand Shetra. Devprayag and Panch-Prayag is consider as the top most prayag.

It is said during early morning hours Devta visit at Devprayag for bath. More information is present within The Book – Kedarkhand – said priest. Thank you – said I. Donations and dip into the merging point of both rivers.