(Last Updated on : 05/07/2011)
Nandaprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River
. It lies at the confluence of Alaknanda and Nandakini River. It is located at 30.33degreeN 79.33degreeE. Its elevation is of 1,358 meters. It is 22 km from Kama Prayag. This was once the capital of Yadu kingdom. It is believed that if one dips in Nandprayag then all the sins are washed away. Nandprayag is the nagar panchayat of the Chamoli district
of Garhwal region. Nand Prayag is one of the famous pilgrimage centers.
A noble King Nanda had performed Yagnya and seeked God's blessings. Thus it is named after him. There is another legend that is attached to it. The other version is that the confluence derives its name from the Yadava king Nanda who is the step-father of Lord Krishna. Lord Vishnu granted a boon of the birth of a son to Nanda and his wife Yashoda. He granted the same boon to Devaki who is the wife of Vasudeva. Lord ensured that he was born to Devaki and Vasudeva but was fostered by Yashoda and Nanda.
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