It's a sacred place where the Alaknanda river meets with the Bhagirathi river. Among the Hindus, this place is extremely popular as a holy pilgrimage destination. However, Devprayag is visited by both pilgrims as well as holidaymakers as it offers splendid beauty to soak up. Lying along the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway, Devprayag offers a number of places to see. Given below are some of the most frequented tourist places you can visit.
Raghunath Temple is the first and one of the most revered temples in Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand state. The temple is also popular as Raghunath Temple. The shrine is devoted to Lord Rama. The shrine also houses carved figures of Goddess Sita and Lakshman. Tourist can see the mixture of Buddhist and South Indian architectural designs on the walls of the temple. The current look of the shrine was developed by Maharaj Gulab Singh in 1835. During the ancient time the temple was first made by Lord Rama.
This is one of the devine temple of Devprayag. The shrine is devoted to Goddess of Power. Inside of the temple there is a carved statue of Goddess Sati at the holy place. An iron Trishul fixed out side of the shrine as well. Hindu Mythos accordingly, the upper part of Goddess Sati was fell down at this area and the weapons of Sati scattered at the place. While offering tribute to Goddess of Power tourist can also view the mountains of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Sirkanda from this site.
Suspension bridges are one of the captivating places of interest in Devprayag. Suspension bridges are built over the popular rivers of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. One can see the whole town of Devprayag from these bridges. Tourists also come to such bridges to have fresh air. They also enjoy seeing the flowing water of the rivers.
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple
This is an ancient temple of Pauri district which displays the Hindu renaissance of the 8th century. It is also deemed to be considered that the temple was built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The temple is of Lord Shiva with accompanied by Goddess Parvati. The temple also enshrines the statue of Ganapati and Kartikeya. The site offers the opportunity to see the entire Devprayag and snow capped Himalayan Mountains as well. Followers in large number visit the site on the occasion of Mahashivratri celebrated with great intensity.
The site is very popular among the devotees all over the country. The place is believed that Dashratha father of Lord Rama did penance here. There is a stream which was named Shanta after the sister of Lord Rama. This is also one of the reasons of its popularity among the tourist.