Devaprayag (Tirukkandam)

One of the 108 Temples & Celestial Abodes of Vishnu revered by the Tamil hymns of the Alwars of the 1st millennium CE

Location: Devaprayag near Rishikesh (Uttar Pradesh)
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Vishnu: Purushottaman
Taayaar: Pundarikavalli
Theertham:The Ganges
Paasuram :Perialwar
Vimaanam:Mangala Vimanam
Travel Base:Rishikesh

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Temples of the Himalayas

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.

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