Deoprayag is 95 Kms from Haridwar and is the most sacred Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers in the vast network of tributaries that form the Ganges. It is from Deoprayag that the river starts taking the name Ganga. At a height of 1700 feet above sea level, 70 Kms from Rishikesh, Deoprayag is a pilgrimage centre of great significance and is the second most important confluence in India, next to Prayag (Allahabad). In Treta-yuga, Lord Rama and Laksmana performed a yajna (sacrifice) here to atone for killing Ravana, who was a Brahmin. The ancient Raghunath Temple here with a 15-foot tall deity of Sri Rama (Sri Raghunath) is one of the 108 most important temples in India. In front of the temple is Garuda. Behind the temple and slightly up a hill is Vamana's cave and nearby is Lord Rama's stone throne.
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