(Last Updated on : 05/07/2011)
Karnaprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda River
and Pindar River. It is located at 30.27degreeN 79.25degreeE. It has an average elevation of 1,451 metres. At karnaprayag occurs the confluence of the Pindari River, which arises from the icy Pindari glacier and the Alaknanda. Karanprayag is considered as the place where Karna of the Mahabharata
, had worshipped the Sun God. Now it is the ancient temple that is devoted to Uma and Karna.
Karnaprayag is located on the way to Badrinath, on the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Pindar. It is said that Karna meditated for several years in order to acquire the unassailable shield. This made him a formidable warrior in the battlefield. Karnaprayag connects Garhwal with Kumaon.
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