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Mandakini River
About Mandakini River

Mandakini is a tributary of the Alaknanda River. Mandakini originates from the Chorabari Glacier near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, India. Mandakini is fed by Vasukiganga River at Sonprayag. Mandakini joins Alaknanda at Rudraprayag. Alaknanda then proceeds towards Devaprayag where it joins with Bhagirathi River to form the Ganges River. Mandakini river flows along NH-107 in Rudraprayag district and turns brutal during monsoon, often destroying parts of highway and adjacent villages. The river has caused the 2013 North India floods.

Meaning of 'Mandakini'
The prefix "mand" (Sanskrit) means "calm" and "unhurried", and Mandakini thus signifies "she who flows calmly".

Mandakini River Origin

Origin of mandakini river is in kedanath. and source of river is chorabadi glaciar and the trek length is about 4.5 km away from Kedarnath temple. It can seen on the trek of gandisarovar. After reaching at gandi sarovar it can be seen from here in right down direction of gandhi-sarovar . Mandakini is one of the most holy river as said to be in Bhagwat Geeta as well as in Rudraprayag district of Uttrakhand.

When mandakini river reached near to bridge of Kedarnath there is a bathing spot (snan ghat ) at bank of the river that place call as Ghat where people bath and it is believed that when people bath in this spot they will be clean by spiritually.

Madakini river after reaching at Sonprayag it meet with another river and again it meet with alaknada river in Rudraprayag . This point is know as the Sangam when two river meet at same point of alaknanda and madakini when it forward from rudraprayag as the name of alaknanda river,then it meet with bhagirathi river in Devprayag known as ganga (the holy river of india )

Mandakini River at Kedarnath Dham

Mandakini river flows near Kedarnath dham.The river is in its initial stage here.Mandakini river on your way to Kedarnath dham.There is a small bridge on river Mandakini at Kedarnath.The temple of Baba Kedarnath is on other side of the bridge and the path to Gaurikund is on opposite side. The Pony or Palakis leave you on other side of the bridge.

From there on one will have to cross this bridge to reach the temple. The river gets narrower as on proceeding further. The fast flowing river along with snow capped peaks looks beautiful.After reaching other side of the bridge one will either move towards right. But instead of moving towards right (in direction of temple and Hotel) if one move left one can reach stair area. These stairs will help to get close to river and enjoy the scene and water as well. This path is also short cut.

Mandakini accompanies tourists on way to Kedarnath dham from Gaurikund.Occasionally during the trek one can see the river. The beautiful scenery created by the river and adjacent Himalayan peaks makes 4 hours travel a pleasure (considering you are using transportation like Pony or Palaki or Pithhu).

The river meets Kshir Ganga near Satyanarayana temple which is situated a few Kms distance from Kedarnath temple. Kshir Ganga originates near Gandhi Sarovar. Another major river originating near Gandhi sarovar is Madhu Ganga.

After meeting Kshir Ganga it flows by the side of Gaurikund all the way to Guptakashi. While traveling from Guptakashi to Gaurikund one can see this river flowing by side of the road. At some places it makes very beautiful scene. River water is clear white and along with surrounding greenery makes it great scene.

The river is visible from Sitapuri also.The river Mandakini joins Alaknanda at Rudraprayag. Rugraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag situated in this region. Mandakini is one of the major rivers which constitute river Ganges other major rivers are Alaknanda and Bhagirathi.

Religious Importance of Mandakini River

The Mandakini is declared as one of the transcendental rivers in the holy religious work Srimad Bhagavatam. John Leyden's 1810 Malay Annals mention that, Parameswara, the founder of the Sultanate of Malacca, carried a weapon named Chora Sa Mandakini (Cura Si Manjakini) as part of his royal regalia. The sword is now a part of the Sultan of Perak's official regalia. The sword is considered to be of Indian origin and between 800 to 1,000 years old.

White Water

The Mandakini is a runnable low volume river from October to April and can be impulsive in the Monsoon months (June–September) when all rivers in the area become swollen torrents. The Mandakini is a kayakable river with a lot of class 3 rapids and some class 4 and class 5 rapids. The upper mandakini and the lower mandakini are considered to be class 4+ sections while there is a stretch of water in the middle part of the river that is largely class 2-class 3.



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