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Structure and Physiography, Northern and North Eastern Mountains
3 years ago
Source: Wikipedia..... The five prayags - prayag meaning "place of sacrifice" in Sanskrit - also termed as “Prayag pentad”, namely the five river prayags, are Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag, in the descending flow sequence of their occurrence. Vishnuprayag The Alaknanda River, which originates from Satopanth glacier is joined by the Dhauli Ganga River (originates from the Niti Pass ) near Joshimath. Dhauli Ganga ,This stretch of the Alaknanda River is called the Vishnu Ganges. Nandaprayag Nand Prayag is the second prayag in the cascade sequence of the confluences where the Nandakini River joins the main Alaknanda River. Karnaprayag Karn Prayag is the location where Alaknanda River is joined by the Pindar River that originates from the Pindar glacier, below the Nanda Devi Mountain range. Rudraprayag At Rudra Prayag the Alaknanda meets the Mandakini River. Devprayag Dev Prayag is the confluence of the two holy rivers, the Bhagirathi - the chief stream of the Ganges and the Alaknanda. It is the first prayag on the way to Badrinath. Beyond this confluence, the river is known as Ganges. The holiness of this place is considered equal to the famous Triveni sangam confluence at Allahabad where the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers merge.
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