Panch Prayag details, timings, Route map and Tour details
Two holy rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi merges at Devprayag town. It is said that Holy River Ganga took birth at this place. This place falls on the way to Rishikesh to Badrinath. Lord Rama temple is located here. This place is 70 km from Rishikesh. This place located at an altitude of 2723 ft above the sea level.
As per the Legend, Sage Narada did penance for Lord Siva who appeared before the Sage in Rudra form. Hence the name Rudra Prayag. The holy rivers Alankananda and Mandakini merge here. This place is 140 km from Rishikesh and 70 km from Devprayag. The pathways to Kedarnath and Badrinath splits here at Rudraprayag.
It is believed that Parvati did penance to marry for Lord Siva at this place. Lord Siva temple is located here.
It is at the confluence of the River Pandari and River Alankananda. It is said that Karna was cremated here and performed his last rites were performed by Lord Krishna. From here, Alaknanda flows to Rudra Prayag. This place is 31 km from Rudraprayag. Karna Prayag, derived from Karna who performed prayers for Sun-god at this place. Shakuntala used to meet Raja Dushyanta on the hills surrounding the temple.
It is at the confluence of the holy rivers Alakananda and Mandakini. This place is 20 km from Karna Prayag.
As per the folklore, Sage Narada did penance here for Lord Vishnu. Vishnu temple is located right next to Vishnu Kund. The holy river Vishnu Ganga and Dhauliganga merge here. This place is located at an altitude of 1372 mt above sea level.
Panch Prayag falls on the way to Badrinath from Rishikesh.
Panch Prayag: History