Karna Temple is a famous temple located in Karnaprayag of Chamoli district. The name of this place is named as Karnprayag in the name of Karna. This temple is dedicated to Karna. Karna was an important character of Mahabharata, which happened was from the womb of Mata Kunti and was the elder brother of Pandavas.
From the confluence to the west side, in the form of Shilakhand, Danbir Karna's has austerity site and temples. According to mythology, Karna, by staying in the refuge of Uma Devi, in this confluence site, Lord Sun performed harsh austerity. Pleased with the penance of Karna, Lord Sun had imparted them impervious armour, coil and Akshaya bow.
It is also believed that Lord Krishna had performed the funeral of Karna at this place. Due to the Karna Temple being located at this place, donation at this place after bathing is considered to be very auspicious.
The nearest airport of Karnaprayag is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 188 km from Karnaprayag.
The nearest railway station of Karnaprayag is Rishikesh, which is about 170 km from Karnaprayag.
This Temple is located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar rivers in the Karnaprayag.
The journey of This Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to April. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable.
During winter, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in winter, the temperature of here goes down very much.
Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.