Devprayag

 

India is a land of mysticism with mythological stories galore on the origin of its sacred rivers and places of pilgrims; its Gods and Goddesses.

Though not much of a temple-goer, my travels across India keep introducing me to many such stories!

Do you know, as per folklore, which is the place Lord Rama chose to serve his period of repentance for killing King Ravana or from which point does the holy Ganga river come into existence from?

This photograph taken by me will take you there, to “Devprayag”, a holy town in Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Oblivious of the existence of this place, we stopped by here when I was on a Road Trip across Uttarakhand, with a few friends, and while we were on our way to the town of Khirsu.

Devprayag is the confluence point at which Rivers, Alaknanada and Bhagirathi meet and take the name of Ganga river thereafter.

People here also say that a Mythological River Saraswati flows under the ground at this place as well.

Alaknanada is the river with Brown-coloured water, while Bhagirathi is the river with green coloured water; and the colours are clearly distinguishable from the top of the mountain where this photograph of mine was clicked from.

With the gushing river waters, the power of nature was on display at Devprayag, and for me, it was a humble reminder of human limitations, more so mine, as I don’t even know how to float, leave aside swim.

What do you think?