Karanprayag (Karna Prayag)

Karanprayag (Karna Prayag) is one of the Panch Prayag Temples located in Uttarakhand, the Devbhumi.

Situated at 12 km from Gauchar and 31 km from Rudraprayag, the icy flow from the Pindari Glacier becomes the Pindari river, and when it meets the Alaknanda at 788 m, the confluence is known as Karnaprayag. The wooded thickets of the hills surrounding Karnaprayag were the meeting ground for Shakuntala & Raja Dushyanta, immortalised in Kalidasa’s immortal classic and a favourite ballad ever since.

The place derives its name from Karna, the son of the Queen Kunti and  Lord Surya (sun). Besides the temple dedicated to Karna, the temple dedicated to Goddess Umadevi at Dimmer village, Narayan & Gopal also stand at the confluence.

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