in the Himalayas at a height of 1700 feet above sea level , where
Alakananda and Bhagirathi merge to form the Ganges, is considered
to be a pilgrimage center of great significance. It is held in reverence
all over India, and is a resting point for pilgrims bound to (and
from) Badrinath and is located at a distance of 70 km from Rishikesh
enroute to Badrinath.
There is an ancient temple established by Adi Sankaracharya here,
enshrining Rama (Raghunathji); there are also shrines to Hanuman,
Badrinathji, Kaala Bhairavar, and Shiva here. Brahma, Dasaratha
and Rama are said to have prayed here.
Periyalwar's verses state that Vishnu enshrined in Mathura, Salagramam,
Dwaraka, Ayodhya and Sree Vaikuntam is the same as the one (Purushottaman)
enshrined in Tirukkandam or Kadinagar. Devaprayag is considered
to be Tirukkandam or Kadinagar.
Thaayaar - Pundareekavalli.
Theertham - Mangala Theertham, Ganges.