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Lord Rama Had Last Penance Here after Ravanas Death, the rock still exists

Do you know that when Lord Ram returned to his last penance while returning from Lanka after the Ravana slaughter? If we do not know, then we are giving you this information as well as taking a trip to that place. Lord Ram had done his last ascension in Devprayag. This beautiful place is in Uttarakhand which is known as the famous pilgrimage place. Devprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river. It is said that Devprayag is one of the Panch Prayags of Godland Uttarakhand. It is believed that when King Bhagirath celebrated the Ganga to descend on the earth, 33 crore Goddesses along with the Ganga also descended from heaven to Devprayag. This is the place where there is a confluence of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda river.

Devprayag is at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level. Devprayag distance from Rishikesh is just 70 kilometers away. It is also said that in Devprayag, Muni Devsharma had done austerity of Lord Vishnu and God had given him a boon that the name of this place will be kept on his name in time.

According to legendary belief, Lord Rama had done his last penance in Devprayag. Lord Rama had done penance here while returning from Lanka after victory. It is believed that Lord Rama had done penance in Devprayag for getting rid of the sins of Brahmin slaughter (Ravana slaughter). They had austerity sitting here on a rock. Here the rock is still present.

There is also the cave of Hanuman ji in Devprayag itself near the temple of Mother Ganga. There is a belief about this cave that Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama’s bhakt, also came here. There are huge devotees in Devprayag. It is a very beautiful place where the beautiful and tranquil atmosphere makes it easy for the devotees and tourists.

Laxmanji had done the last penance, Now the most famous for Trekking

In the Rigveda, Uttarakhand has been described as Devbhoomi. This sacred land has been called the complete karmic land of the minds. Do you know that Srimada purushwattam is also associated with Uttarakhand, Lord Laxman Ji, the younger brother of Lord Rama. Laxman ji did his last ascension in the land of Uttarakhand only.

Laxman ji did his last penance in Garhwal of Uttarakhand. It is believed that Lakshman ji did his last penance in Tapovan, which is in Tehri Garhwal. If you have ever gone to Uttarkashi, you must have heard about Tapovan. Tourists are being tracked in large numbers here. Tapovan is 6 kilometers from Gangotri glacier. The wonderful views here give the tourists the heart of the tourists. The Himalayan peaks are visible extending from Tapovan.

Tapovan is also called paradise. Camping is famous in here for mountaineering. There is a Tapovan near Goom’s Trekking where millions of foreign tourists are excited for trekking every year. From Nandvanvan, there is a great view of peaks like Shivling, Bhagirathi, Kedar Dome, Thalya Sagar and Sudarshan. Tourists here are trekking and camping at Satopant, Kharkhund, Kalindi Kali, Meru and Kedarnath . In addition to trekking, tourists also climb on mountain ranges and rock climbing. The paddy and pine trees filled with greenery are very attractive to tourists.

SIX PRAYAGS IN CHARDHAM

1. Vishnuprayag:-

Vishnuprayag is one of the most famous pilgrimage destination among all the prayags, Vishnuprayag get its name from lord Vishnu and it lies where Alakhnanda river and DhauliGanga river joins with each other, according to the history Lord Vishnu give vision to Narada here.

2. Nanda Prayag :-

Nandaprayag is the second Prayag and is situated where Nandakni River joins with Alakhnanda River. According to the available information it was considered as a place where Lord Vishnu gave boon of the birth of a son to Nanda and his wife.

3. Karnaprayag :-

Karnaprayag gets his name from Karna of Mahabharta. In karn prayag the Alakhnanda River joins with Pindar river and it was believed that the Karna did penance here and get kavacha and Kundala from his father lord Surya(sun).

4. Rudraprayag :-

In Rudraprayag the Alakhnanda River meets with Mandakini River. The place was named after Lord shiva who is also known as Rudra, here the lord shiva performed Tandava and played a musical instrument called Rudra Veena.

5. Devprayag :-

Devprayag is the first prayag you can visit on the way to Badrinath, here the Alakhnanda River joins with Bhagirathi and known as River Ganga. Devprayag gets his name from a poor Brahman called Deva Sharma. 

6. KeshavPrayag :-

Very less number of people knows about keshav prayag which is located near Mana Village, here the Alakhnanda River joins with Saraswati.