Friday, 11 March 2011
Deopryag is famous for the confluence of two holy rivers, the Bhagirathi rushing down from Gaumukh and Alaknanda from Alkapuri glacier. The two rivers meet here to form the holy river Ganga. For most Indians, this confluence is no less holier than the sangam at Allahabad. It is believed that lord Rama came here for penance after having killed Ravana. The temple of Raghunath, houses a tall image of Lord Rama made of black granite. The Ram Temple is known as Raghunath temple. Srinagar, the earlier capital of Tehri Garhwal is at a distance of 33 km. It is the first Prayag (confluence) on way to Badrinath.