This river is also known as Gupt River.

Sister River Of Ganga River

: Rivers are considered the center of faith in Hindu religion and Indian culture.

Ganga River is also called the Purified River.

You already know about River Ganga, but today we are going to tell you about Devika River, the elder sister of River Ganga.

Actually, according to mythological beliefs, Devika river is called the elder sister of Ganga river.

The hilly Shuddha Mahadev Temple in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir is the origin of the Devika river.

After this, this Devika river goes in the north-western direction and joins the Ravi river.

So let us tell you about Devika river and why it is also known as secret river.

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elder sister of river ganga 

According to mythological beliefs, River Ganga also has an elder sister known as Devika River.

Like Ganga, Devika river has special religious significance.

Let us tell you that the origin place of Devika river is also called Devkanagari.

A special thing about this river is that after coming out of its source, it is seen flowing from somewhere and gets absorbed somewhere else.

Due to its disappearance and not being visible, it is also called Gupt Nadi.

Talking about the place of origin, Devika river originates from the Pahari Mahadev Temple of Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Due to this, Devika river originated 

In the scriptures, Devika river is considered to be the form of Mother Parvati.

It is said that on the orders of Lord Shiva, Mother Parvati had taken the form of a river to save the Duggar region.

Shiva temples are present on the banks of the Devika River wherever it appears.

It is said that whoever is cremated on the banks of Devika river, his ashes are not immersed in the Ganga.

Not only this, it is also said that the ashes immersed in Devika river automatically disappear within a few days and are not seen anywhere. 

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general beliefs and information. NDTV does not confirm it.)