Sri Alakhpuriji is one of the Siddhas or Rishis of Satya Loka, who are present on Earth for many thousands of years, either in visible or invisible form. Their age is unknown and they are capable of changing their body at will.
Legend has it that Sri Alakhpuriji has been dwelling with his disciples high up in the Himalayan range between the holy pilgrim places of Kedarnath and Badrinath. He lives in his astral body which is capable of moving through any element. Although he only very rarely appears in physical form before spiritual devotees, his distinct presence can be felt in the vicinity of wherever he resides.
There are many references to Sri Alakhpuriji in Holy Scriptures. Further testament to his spiritual importance is the fact that the Alaknanda River bears his name. The water that feeds the Alaknanda River comes from Satopanth glacier, the Bhagirath Kharak glaciers, and the Alakapuri mountain. After flowing 190 km through the Alaknanda valley, it joins the Bhagirathi River at the sangam of Devprayag to form the holy Ganges River.
Alakhnanda - Bhagirathi sangam
Sri Alakhpuriji's disciple was Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji, a great yogi who met Sri Alakhpuriji in the Himalayas.