Devprayag is the most important of all prayags of Uttaranchal. It is the confluence of Alakananda and Bhagirathi which form the holy Ganga. From this place on the river is known by the name Ganges.
It is also the second most important confluence in India, next to Allahabad where Yamuna, Ganga and Sarasvati are said to meet. Devprayag is about 70 km from Rishikesh at an elevation of 800 meters. It can be reached from Haridvar or Rishikesh by bus/car/bike.
There is an ancient Raghunatha temple here with a 15 foot tall deity of Sri Raghunatha. It was installed about 1200 years ago and is one of the 108 divya desam (holy places) recognized by the South Indian saints Alvars.
It is said that in Treta-yuga Rama and Lakshmana performed a sacrifice here to atone for killing Ravana. Behind the temple there is Rama’s stone throne.