Devprayag Yatra 2020 - History of Devprayag
Devprayag (Deva Prayag) is a town and a nagar panchayat (region) in Tehri Garhwal area in the province of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five intersections) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi streams meet and take the name Ganga.
"Devaprayaga" signifies "Genuine Confluence" in Sanskrit. According to Hindu sacred writings, Devaprayaga is the hallowed occasion of consolidating two sublime streams, Alakananda and Bhagirathi, to shape the heavenly Ganga. Devprayag is the home of the late Acharya, Pt. Chakradhar Joshi (a scholar in Astronomy and Astrology) who established Nakshatra Vedh Shala (an observatory) in the year 1946. This is located on a mountain called Dashrathanchal at Devprayag. The observatory is well equipped with two telescopes and many books to support research in astronomy. It also contains about 3000 manuscripts from 1677 AD onwards collected from various parts of country. Apart from the latest equipment, it also has the ancient equipment like Surya Ghati, Dhruv Ghati which showcase the pride of Bharatiya progress in the field of astronomy. Shri Dr. Prabhakar Joshi and Acharya Shri Bhaskar Joshi (Popularly known as Guruji) are currently in charge and caretakers of the observatory.
Devprayag is the home of ministers of Badrinath. They are known as "Pandas". Each Panda has his very own locale in entire nation. A thousand years back, when Adiguru Shankaracharya went to the region in Badrikashram in the eighth century, numerous South Indian Brahmins from various territories with various ranks came to Devprayag with Aadiguru. These were "Tetriya Krishna Yajur Brahmin". Enlivened by the knowledge of the Brahmins, the Maharaja of Garhwal doled out them to love Lord Ram in Raghunath Temple in Devprayag. At the point when these Brahmins landed at Badrinath, they were loved by the travelers. From that point forward, these Brahmins are known as Panda in Dham and all over the place. Pandas venerate enthusiasts of a similar zone of every locale they offers. Each Panda assumes a huge job in the life of lovers, alluded to as Yatris (pioneers), who touch base in Badrinath for Puja or Darshan. While in Badrinath, Pandas take care of them of long periods of writing of their fans. This writing is implied to have data about the enthusiast's last 3 or 4 ages. Each Panda has different kinds of bo*atri is related to the assistance of these books.
The people groups of Devprayag (Pandas/Priest) put in their a half year of a year at Badrinath and rest of 2– 3 months in Devprayag. They spend this in their very own districts. It is very hard for a Panda and his family as He invests less energy with the family. Numerous people groups say that Pandagiri is an extremely ordinary and less renowned occupation. In any case, as it has a place with their God Almighty and this is their patrimonial occupation, it naturally turns out to be more renowned as opposed to alternate occupations. The cooking styles of Devprayag are additionally rich and celebrated as Devprayag. Dishes like Singori and Bal Mithai keep a critical place in Devprayagi's heart. Singori, customarily made with khoya enclosed by type of a cone with Maalu takes off. The khoya assimilates the smell of Maalu takes off. Then again, Bal Mithai is a darker chocolate-like fudge, made with broiled khoya, covered with white sugar balls.
How to reach Devprayag
You can easily reach Devprayag by air, train and by road.
By Air : - Jolly Grant Airport is 90km from Devprayag. Jolly Grant Airport is a nearest airport to Devprayag. Devprayag is well connected to motor able road you can take easily taxi from outside the Airport.
By train : - Rishikesh is nearest railway station of from Devprayag. The distance between Rishikesh and Devprayag 70 kms. Taxi and buses are easily available outside the railway station.
By road : - You can take private buses and Taxis from Rishikesh or Haridwar till Devprayag. Devprayag is located on NH 07.