Panch Prayag Yatra

The sacred confluences

She embodies purity. She personifies virtuousness. She absolves her devotees of their sins. She is Ganga, the holiest of rivers. Sacred and divine, her perennial flow is the lifeline of many residing on her banks. As she descends down to the earth, her tributaries join to form the single flow at five important confluences in Uttarakhand known as the Panch Prayag. They are in the sequence of descend, Vishnuprayag where river Alaknanda meets Dhauli Ganga, Nandprayag where Alaknanda meets Mandakini, Karnaprayag where Alaknanda meets Pinder,  Rudraprayag where Alaknanda meets Mandakini and Devprayag where Alaknanda meets Bhagirathi. The pilgrimage to these holy points of convergence forms the Panch Prayag Yatra.

Legend

Mythology states that when the holy waters of Goddess Ganga descended onto earth her mighty and strong currents threatened to cause floods on earth. She was then trapped in Shiva's hair and divided into streams so that her force could be controlled. At the Panch Prayag, these tributaries flowing through the Himalayan mountains, unite to form the single stream of the revered river Ganga. It has been a practice of the devotees to take a holy dip in these Prayags while travelling to Badrinath. It is also believed that the Panch Prayag located enroute to Badrinath refer to the Swargarohana (ascend to heaven) path followed by the Pandavas.

Deity - Temples

Deity :- Ganga

Temples Covered:-
Vishnu Prayag
Nanda Prayag
Karna Prayag
Rudra Prayag
Dev Prayag

Panch Prayag Yatra can be integrated with Char Dham or Chota Char Dham Yatra as the prayags lie enroute to Badrinath

Purpose

Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in the Panch Prayags would wash away their sins and help them in attaining moksha. They also perform rites for the departed at these places, which is believed to give their spirits 'moksha'

Who can go?

Panch Prayag Yatra can be done by anyone. However, road journey through the winding ghats might be arduous for small children.

Yatra Preparations

The first step is to find a suitable tour package. The Yatra passes through areas where there might not be many medical facilities. It is always advisable for aged and those with ailments to get a physical fitness test before the journey.

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Area Covered

Uttarakhand
Language spoken :- Hindi

Auspicious Days

People gather at Panch Prayags during Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Basant Panchami and Ram Navami festivals to take a dip in the river confluences.

Any contact numbers?

In case of medical emergency call 108 (emergency service from the Uttarakhand government).  Uttaranchal tourism helpline Number: +91 1352559898+91 1352559898, +91 1352559987+91 1352559987



Best time to Travel

All the Prayags can be travelled to any time of the year.  However it is prudent to avoid monsoons and winter season for travel.

Duration

7-8 days from Delhi

Travel Method

All the Prayags can be reached throughout the year by road.

Crowd Expected

People come in large numbers during festival days when they gather to take a dip in the rivers.
Also crowds can be expected once the Char Dham Yatra/Chota Char Dham Yatra are open.

Festivals

People gather at Panch Prayags during Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Basant Panchami and Ram Navami festivals to take a dip in the river confluences.

Must Haves

Dehydration salt packets, light snacks, sunscreen, first aid kit, general medications like antibiotics, antiseptic creams etc should be carried in the daypack.
Woollens should be taken as the temperature drops in the higher altitudes in the evenings.

Health Awarness

Though there are basic medical facilities available, there might not be speciality hospitals and services around the Prayags. It is advisable to carry any special medications that you might need for the entire duration of the trip.

Additional Info

Panch Prayag Yatra can be integrated with Char Dham Yatra or Chota Char dham Yatra as the prayags lie enroute to Badrinath.

Climate

The summers are the best time to travel with the temperatures in low thirties which decreases with the increase in elevation. Monsoon season between June and August witnesses heavy rainfall. The winters are cold with sub zero temperatures at the higher altitudes and occurrence of snow.

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