Devprayaga commonly known as “Devprayag” which means “Godly Confluence” in Sanskrit is a holy town located in Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. This town is one of the five confluences i.e. Panch Prayag of the Alaknanda River. There is a popular temple called “Raghunathji” located in the upper part of this town. It is also home to a famous Astrology and Astronomy scholar called Acharya Pandit Chakradhar Joshi who founded the “Nakshatra Vedh Shala” in 1946. Important travel information related to this town is as follows.
a. Best time to visit:
Since the climate in this sacred town is pleasant right throughout the year there is no specific ideal time to visit. So this town can be visited anytime during the year. The temperature in this town in general ranging from a maximum of 31 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 18 degrees Celsius.
b. How to reach Devprayag?
1. By train:
The closest railway station to Devprayag is located in Rishikesh. The Rishikesh Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns in the country such as New Delhi, Lucknow, Kathgodam, Chennai etc.
2. By bus:
There are a number of bus/taxi services available from Devprayag that connect to major cities and towns such as New Delhi, Rishikesh, Srinagar, Dehradun etc.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this town is located in Dehradun. The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is well connected to major cities in the country.
c. Religious significance:
A popular myth states that it was in this scenic town that Lord Ram and King Dushratha underwent penance. Furthermore, a legend also mentions that it was in this town that a sage called “Devasharma” lead an austere life. It is in honour of this sage that the town was given the name “Devprayag”. This town also serves as the meeting point i.e. confluence of two rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi (considered to be sacred) which eventually combine to form the holy River Ganga or Ganges.
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