History of Raghunathji Temple (Devprayag, Uttarakhand)

History of Raghunathji Temple, Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Raghunathji temple is situated at Devprayag in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

This holy spot, where Lord Sri Rama performed a Yagnya after his victorious return from Sri Lanka, was sanctified by installation of murti of Sri Raghunathji by Adi Sankara in the first century A.D. It is one of the 108 divyakshetras of our punya bhumi and has been visited from time immemorial by most of the pilgrims from all over India. An inscription behind the temple mentions the visit of one such pilgrims in the first century A.D.

The renovation of this holy temple was under taken by devotees of Lord Rama at the behest of His Holiness Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the year 1986 – 87.