- KARANPRAYAG TOURISM
- KARANPRAYAG ATTRACTIONS
- AROUND KARANPRAYAG
- KARANPRAYAG TRAVELS
- KARANPRAYAG CLIMATE
- KARANPRAYAG HOTELS
- KARANPRAYAG PACKAGES
Karanprayag Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Karanprayag is a city and municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Karanprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda, and Pindar River.
Karan Prayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs. The five prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Allahabad where the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join, is known as Prayag, and is one of the holy places of Hindu pilgrimage. Karanprayag is believed by many to be the place where Karna of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna.
Uma Devi Temple #1
The Temple is a famous attraction of the city. A grand procession is held every 12 years in which the idol of Goddess Uma is taken out in a grand procession to Dimmer village, believed to be her maternal place. The temple holds great importance for the local people.
Karna Temple #2
One of the major attractions of Karanprayag, Karna Temple is resplendent with cultural heritage of the yore. Karna was a grand warrior as mentioned in the grand epic, The Mahabharata. It is after him that the city is named. He is believed to have worshipped the Sun God at this place to obtain the indestructible shield.
Nauti Village #3
Nauti Village, the opening point of the greatest and longest Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra which is done once in 12 years is said to be the home of Goddess Nanda. The Yatra is considered as one of the longest pilgrimage tour covered by foot into the tiring path bestowing lively natural beauty which can leave anyone mesmerized.