devprayag - confluence of the alaknanda and bhagirathi rivers into the ganges river (india)


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Devprayag is a Hindu holy city in India, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and become the Ganges river.­

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There is a Ghat (steps to the holy bath) at the Sangam, i.­e.­ the exact point of the confluence.­ Hindu pilgrims take a holy dip right where the two sacred rivers meet.­

In Hindu mythology and culture, the Bhagirathi (on the left, with the green water) is considered the source stream of the Ganges.­ However, in hydrology, the other headstream, Alaknanda (on the right, with the brown water), is considered the source stream on account of its great length and discharge.­

For more info about this place, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Devprayag.

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