Devprayag – Birth of Ganga Starts from Here

Devprayag is in the 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 ancestor’s soul) spring/river. It is said King Sagar’s 60,000 sons were turned into ash by the curse of sage Kapil. Raja Sagar’s grandson Bhagirath went to Gangotri and meditated for 10,000 years to bring down Bhagirathi on earth to liberate his ancestor’s soul.

(If any person has 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 the 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 are considered as the top most prayag.

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