Haridwar to Deoprayag

Haridwar to Deoprayag tour provides the visitors an enigmatic scope to view the origin of Ganga from the two perennial rivers � Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. Covering a distance of 95 km, the journey to Deoprayag is regarded as one of the most fascinating religious tours from Haridwar. Also known as Kadiram or Tirukkandam, Deoprayag has been mentioned in the Tamil mythology too.

Deoprayag is placed at a height of 1700 feet above the sea surface. Pilgrims from all over the world along with common visitors frequent to Deoprayag to seek blessings of the various deities of the temples located in the place. The Raghunath Temple is one such religious site which is enshrined with Lord Rama. The idol of Rama, who is also called by the name of Raghunath, has a height of 15 foot and captures the attention of every visitor. Some other famous shrines that can be visited in Deoprayag include:

  • Badrinathji Temple
  • Hanumanji Temple
  • Shiva Temple
  • Kaala Bhairav Temple
  • Chandrashill Temple
  • Raghunath Temple
The history of Deoprayag is rich with an array of religious myths that surround the place from many centuries. As per one of the religious beliefs Deoprayag is the place where Lord Rama and his younger brother Lakshmana performed a ritual called yajna in order to seek the blessings of the Almighty to win over the king of demon � Ravana.

Another popular ancient belief states that Brahma, who was one of the divine trinity powers, and Dasratha � the father of Lord Rama � meditated in Deoprayag to seek the blessings of the Gods.

Out of the many religious tourism places in Haridwar the one related to Deoprayag claims a special mention in the itinerary of sacred places in the state of Uttaranchal.

Last Updated on 17th Oct 2012