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Pilgrimages of Uttarakhand - Tehri Garhwal district

Tehri Garhwal is on the southern slopes of outer Himalayas. It includes peaks like Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group, and it stretches upto the foothills of Rishikesh. The river Bhagirathi flows through Tehri Garhwal.

Buda Kedar:

Buda Kedar 59 km from Tehri.

Nature:
Confluence of rivers Bal Ganga & Dharam Ganga.

Temples:
Temple of Shiva. After the Kurukshetra battle, the Pandavas were searching for Shiva. Through the help of a Rishi they finally got this Shiva Linga, which they embraced to atone their sins.

Chandrabadni (2277 m):

Chandrabadni 22 km from Deva Prayag.

Nature:
The mountain peak Chandrabadni (2277 m).

Temples:
Temple of Devi Chandrabadni. It is said that the torso of Sati fell here. The temple has a Sri Yantra instead of an idol.

Devaprayag at the confluence of rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand Himalayas:

Devaprayag - One of the Pancha Prayag of Uttarakhand Himalayas located at the confluence of rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi which is also a Divya Desam: Devaprayag (472 m) is one of the Pancha Prayag of Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is located at the confluence of rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Devaprayag is also a Divya Desams.

- Pancha Prayag: Devaprayag is one of the Pancha Prayag of Uttarakhand Himalayas.
(Pancha Prayag of Uttarakhand are: Devaprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, Rudraprayag and Vishnuprayag)

- Divya Desam: Devaprayag is one of the 108 Divya Desams known as Thirukkandam Divya Desam.
(Refer to the list of Divya Desams)

- River Alakananda and Bhagirathi: The river Alakananda flows down from Badrinath (feet of Vishnu) and the river Bhagirathi from Gangotri (matted hair of Shiva). So this is a sacred pilgrimage for both Vaishnavites and Shaivites.

- Kundas:
Devaprayag has many kundas like Brahma Kunda (Bhagirathi), Vashistha Kunda (Alakananda), Baital Kunda, Surya Kunda, Indradyumna Tirtha, Pushyamal Tirtha, Varaha Tirtha etc.

- Temples:
The temple of Raghunathji (1000 years old) is situated here. Sri Rama is said to have meditated here on Lord Shiva to wipe off the sin of killing Ravana. There are also shrines of Bhairava, Bhushandi, Durga and Vishveshvara.

- Devaprayag is located in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.


Kunjapura (1676 m):

Kunjapuri 93 km from Devaprayag.

Nature:
Valley of river Bhagirathi (1676 m).

Temples:
Temple of Devi Kunjapuri. It is said that the upper half of the body of Sati fell here. Established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

Surkanda (2750 m):

Surkanda 61 km from Narendra Nagar.

Nature:
The mountain peak Surkanda (2750 m). Abundance of flowers and herbs. There are also many birds here.

Temples:
Temple of Devi Surkanda. It is said that the head of Sati fell here.



Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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