Rivers have an association with some spiritual significance in many communities globally and inarguably act as a source of tradition and culture. Confluences of sacred rivers are called Sangam and places of confluences are highly revered. India, being a land of rivers, has numerous such places where you can witness the meeting of two rivers to form the third. Hence, these places are also known as Triveni Spots. Here is a list of 7 popular Triveni Sangams across India.
1. indus and zanskar rivers, leh, ladakh
Sangam Point, as the name suggests, is the spot where you get to see the confluence of the Zanskar River and the Indus River. This place is on the bucket list of many travelers. A place you cannot afford to miss when in Ladakh.
2. hiran and kapila rivers, somnath, gujarat
At a distance of 1.5 km from the Somnath Beach is the Triveni Sangam. This is a confluence of three rivers – Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati. An ideal place to unwind and experience serenity with the view of the sunset.
3. pArvati and beas rivers, kullu, himachal pradesh
10 km from the town of Kullu, you get to witness the merger of Parvati and Beas rivers. If travelling by air, the view from the top is truly breathtaking.
4. ranjeet and teesta rivers, darjeeling, west bengal
Triveni Spot is the spot of confluence of two rivers – The Teesta and Ranjeet. The scenic view is truly captivating and stays in your memory for a long time.
5. kynshi and ranikhor rivers, meghalaya
Meghalaya has always been known for its rich natural vegetation and landscapes, and the point of confluence between Kynshi and Ranikhor riviers in the South West Khasi Hills is a testimony to that.
6. Bhagirathi and alaknanda rivers, devprayag, uttarakhand
Devprayag is a spiritual center in Uttarakhand. The literal meaning of ‘Devprayag’ is holy confluence. The confluence of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda rivers gives birth to the sacred River Ganga.
7. Ganga and yamuna rivers, prayagraj, uttar pradesh
This one is the most popular and famous worldwide. The sacred city of Prayagraj (Allahabad) is visited by large by a large number of devotees to witness two sacred rivers combine – Ganga and Yamuna.