Temples of the
Description Devaprayag in the Himalayas
at a height of 1700 feet above sea (70 km from Rishikesh) level, where Alakananda and
Bhagirathi merge to form the Ganges, is considered to be a pilgrimage center of great
significance.. It is held in reverence all over India, and is a resting point for
pilgrims bound to (and from) Badrinath and is
located at a distance of 70 km from Rishikesh enroute to Badrinath.
There is an ancient temple established by Adi Sankaracharya here, enshrining Rama
(Raghunathji); there are also shrines to Hanuman, Badrinathji, Kaala Bhairavar, and Shiva
here. Bhrama, Dasaratha and Rama are said to have prayed here.
Periyalwar of the 1st millennium CE, composed in Tamil, a decad of 10
verses praising the glory of Tirukkandam as a shrine on the banks of the Ganges. These
verses state that Vishnu enshrined in Mathura, Salagramam, Dwaraka, Ayodhya
and Sree Vaikuntam is the same as the one
(Purushottaman) enshrined in Tirukkandam or Kadinagar. Devaprayag is considered to be
Tirukkandam or Kadinagar.