Panch Prayag is a group of holy temples located in Uttarakhand, the Devbhumi. In India, there are six holiest Prayags.
The Prayag means the confluence of two (or more) rivers. And in India there are only six most sacred Prayags. The last Prayag, the great confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna & the mythical Saraswati is at Allahabad. Other the most revered confluences are the Panch (five) prayags of the Garhwal region.
In Hindu religious history, rivers are personified as goddesses and even today, Hindus hold them in high veneration. The water of a holy river is supposed to wash away the sins. The confluence of two or more rivers make them much more sacred.
Five Prayags are:
- Karna Prayag
- Nand Prayag
- Vishnu Prayag