Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers: Ganga Talao - See 88 one can really enjoy the two rivers meeting and very good for the religious. to roam around but the Sangam of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi itself. Devprayag (Deva prayāga) is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the. Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers: we had a quick stop over at Devprayag where the mighty Alaknanda meets with Bhagirathi. . much to roam around but the Sangam of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi itself.
The stone temple was rebuilt by guru Adi Shankaracharya.
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A steep row of steps from the temple along a spur leads to the confluence point. And, down these steps, small shrines of Shiva and the Binayak Shila the Ganesha stone - that is believed to provide protection from danger - are located.
Once in 12 years, a procession of the image of Uma Devi is taken round a few villages in the sub-divisional town of Karnaprayag. The confluence is named after god Shiva, who is also known as Rudra.Sangam of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river- my visit of Uttarakhand
Shiva also played his favourite musical instrument the Rudra veena here. By playing the Veena, he enticed god Vishnu to his presence and converted him to water.
The gods requested Krishna in order to set things right. Krishna told Narada that Shiva and his consort Parvati were impressed by his musical talent.
Narada was taken in by the praise and immediately set out to meet Shiva in the Himalayas. On the way at Rudra Prayag, he met several beautiful damsels called raginis musical notes who were disfigured and the reason for such disfigurement was squarely attributed to Narada playing his Veena.
Hearing this, Narada felt humbled and surrendered before Shiva and decided to devote himself to learning music as disciple of Shiva. It is the first prayag on the way to Badrinath. Beyond this confluence, the river is known as Ganges.
The holiness of this place is considered equal to the famous Triveni sangam confluence at Allahabad where the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers merge. The Bhaghirathi runs down a steep declivity with rapid force, roaring and foaming flowing over large fragments placed in its bed, while the placid, Alakananda, flowing, with a smooth, unruffled surface, gently winds round the point till, meeting with her turbulent consort, she is forcibly hurried down, and unites her clamours with the blustering current.
There are two Kunds or ponds on the banks of the rivers which join here, these are: Legend also states that Vishnu entreated the demon-king Bali for 3 steps of land here.
It is believed to be installed in the temple about years ago. The top is surrounded by a white cupola. The sloping roof over the cupola is supported by wooden pillars. The roof is made up of copper plates adorned by plated ball with a spire. An image of Garuda a divine bird in human form with a beak and wings to fly, which is the vahana or vehicle of Vishnu.
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On the festive days of Ram NavamiVasant Panchami and Baisakhiwhich are special occasions at this temple, the god is placed on a stone shown for worship. A stairway from the temple of Deva Prayag of Panch Prayag, leads to the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alakananda rivers where a distinct demarcation of the churning muddy stream of Alakananda mix with the saffron clear flows of Bhagirathi is seen see picture in infobox to evolve as Ganges, the holiest river for Hindus.
Chakradhar Joshi a scholar in Astronomy and Astrology who established Nakshatra Vedh Shala an observatory in the year This is located on a mountain called Dashrathanchal at Devprayag. The observatory is well equipped with two telescopes and many books to support research in astronomy.
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It also contains about manuscripts from AD onwards collected from various parts of country. Apart from the latest equipment, it also has the ancient equipment like Surya Ghati, Dhruv Ghati which showcase the pride of Bharatiya progress in the field of astronomy.
Devprayag has much natural beauty. Also according to mythology, the footprints of Lord Rama are purported to exist at "Ram Kunda". Giddhanchal Parvat is on top of Raghunnath Ji temple.
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Tondeshwar Mahadev is Just in front of Sangam. It is very crowded on the day of Mahashivratri. Many devotees arrive here to donate Gangajal on Linga. In this temple, Maa Durga is worshiped in Maa Bhuvneshwari form. The temple of Maa Bhuvneshwari is situated at Pundal village which is at footstep of approximately mm from Dhaneshwar Temple. Devprayag is divided into three parts. Devprayag is the home of priests of Badrinath. They are known as "Pandas".
Every Panda has his own region in whole country. A thousand years ago, when Adiguru Shankaracharya came to the area in Badrikashram in the 8th century, many South Indian Brahmins from different areas with different castes came to Devprayag with Aadiguru. When these Brahmins arrived at Badrinath, they were worshiped by the pilgrims.
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Since then, these Brahmins are known as Panda in Dham and everywhere. Pandas worship devotees of the same area of each region they offers. While in Badrinath, Pandas look after them very carefully. Pandas organize everything for their Yatri like food, accommodation, puja's tickets, and everything which is really needful to the yatri. Pandas have thousands of years of literature of their devotees.
This literature is purported to have information about the devotee's last 3 or 4 generations. Every Panda has various types of books related to his Yatri's information, like Bahi, Daskhati and all others.