(Last Updated on : 04/02/2009)
Dev Prayag is a small town in the Tehri Garhwal district in the northern state of India, Uttarakhand
. It is the meeting point of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanada River and this confluence gives rise to the River Ganga
. It is one of the five sacred confluences in the hills and is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindu devotees. Dev Prayag is located at a height of 2265 feet above mean sea level. In the village there is a temple of Raghunath. The temple is built of huge uncemented stones, pyramidicals in shape and capped by a white dome.
According to the 2001 census report, Dev Prayag has a population of 2144 inhabitants. Males constitute 52% of the population and females constitute 48% of the population. In Dev Prayag 13% of the population is less than six years of age. Dev Prayag has an average literacy rate of 77%which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 82% and, female literacy rate is 72%.