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Prayagraj (Allahabad): Pilgrimage City | A Guide to the Holy Land

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Prayaga- The city of offerings 

Have you ever visited Prayagraj? Which is the best place you would like to see again? In this world, people want to rest from their busy schedule, so people try to distract their minds and visit many places that could be holy or extraordinary places and amazing peace of nature to relax their minds and get some positive power.

India boasts numerous amazing places for their beauty, and those are holy, like Prayagraj, Haridwar, and many others. If we talk about these places, then these places are filled with the positive power of God, which is why most of the saints you can find in these places, and people also visit here to show faith in God. These are some of the most visitable places in the world. 

If we talk about Prayagraj, it is the place where you can feel lots of positive vibes. The Prayagraj place is also known as Allahabad, but now it is officially known as Prayagraj. It is situated in Uttar Pradesh in the east-northern part of India. Lets us know more about Prayagraj; please continue reading until the end of this topic to discover more fascinating facts.

Why is Prayagraj famous in India as the holy place?

In Hindu dharma, many things are there which are connected with spirituality, like the Sun, mountains, moon, river and many more things, and that is why Prayagraj is famous because here, three rivers meet, which is also known as Triveni Sangam. The holy Ganga, holy Yamuna, and holy Saraswati rivers meet here, which is an amazing view as well as it is amazing and also spiritual. During the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest Hindu gathering on the banks of the Sangam takes place.

Prayag or Prayagraj had been the ancient name of Allahabad, which means Pra means “first,” and Yag means “devotion,” Now it is again changed with Prayagraj from Allahabad. When the Mughal empire came here, impressed by the location, Emperor Akbar named the city Ilahabas, which meant “Abode of God.” When the next Mughal ruler came here, they named this city Allahabad by Emperor Shah Jahan. The Maha Kumbh is held here every 12 years, the biggest occasion globally, and millions of pilgrims come here from all across the globe. 

Prayaga mela

What are the things which you can visit able here?

We can see several things here that can provide an amazing experience; let us know about those activities. 

  • Triveni Sangam is known as the holy land of Kumbh Mela. It is the most religious place in India’s heart, known for the three sacred rivers’ meeting points. The Triveni Sangam is 7 km away from the main city. On the bank of these rivers, the Maha Kumbh is held once every 12 years. Dates are determined by the Hindu calendar, which is known as Panchanga. Ganga and Yamuna have different colours; if you go boat riding, you can see the difference in the colour. The wooden blocks are staged on the bank of Triveni Sangam, where the faithful people take a bath. It is said that if you bathe on the banks of the Ganges River, you will become clean from the bad things you have done in the past. From then on, you can begin a new life with a good outlook and promise never to repeat those wrongs.
  • Allahabad Museum: – it is one of the very famous museums and national level museums which is famous for sight into the history, culture, heritage and independence movement of India through the amazing displays of art, history, archaeology, architecture, environment, and literature. So if you visit Prayagraj, then people must see to know about the culture. river

What is the best time to visit Prayagraj?

If you plan to visit Prayagraj, the Best time to visit Allahabad is from Oct to Mar for cool weather. Still, people used to come here an entire year so that you can see the rush here even in the summers, but it is advised not to go during the monsoon season and apart from monsoon, people can visit at any time. Magh Mela typically takes place in the month of mid-January to early March (according to the Hindu calendar), and thousands of people take a dip in the holy rivers at the same time.

How to visit Prayagraj?

Prayagraj is a big and very famous city in Uttar Pradesh; in this way, it has good road and public transport connections to all the main Indian cities. The visitor can reach here without any problem. It has a railway junction so the visitor can book the tickets online and sever bus services also so that visitor can go for bus tickets again online or offline. You can also take a flight to get here.

ganga river

Places to Visit in Prayagraj

#Ganga river: – Ganga is a holy river that is one of the world’s biggest and most sacred rivers. Ganga originates from the range of great Himalayas in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The biggest source is the Gangotri Glacier. It empties its waters into the Bay of Bengal, one of India’s largest rivers. It covers almost 2525 km. 

Ganga River covers many places like Kedarnath, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Haridwar, Prayagraj many other places in Bihar and West Bengal. It is assumed that whoever takes a dip in this river and that person becomes clean, which is why most people come to take a dip in this river. This is the main river where Maha Kumbh Mela is held. 

#Allahabad: – Prayag or Prayagraj had been the ancient name of Allahabad, which means Pra means “first,” and Yag means “devotion,” Now it is again changed with Prayagraj from Allahabad. Proper Prayagraj is 4 km away from Allahabad town.

When the Mughal empire came here, impressed by the location, Emperor Akbar named the city Ilahabas, which meant “Abode of God.” When the next Mughal ruler came here, they named this city Allahabad by Emperor Shah Jahan. The Maha Kumbh is held here every 12 years, the biggest occasion globally, and millions of pilgrims come here from all across the globe. Allahabad is a very important part of Indian history. The visitor can see the Allahabad Museum, which tells many things about Indian independence history as well as it also tells about ancient architecture.

Maha Kumbh: – This is the biggest festival in the Hindu religion. It takes place every 12 years of the cycle. There are four places where this festival can be held, Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain, and Prayagraj. These locations hosted this significant festival, which is why most people attempted to enter. More than millions of faithful people come here and dip in the water. It is said that doing this will enable you to receive Mukti. It is the world’s largest gathering of peaceful Hindus. The Hindu calendar Panchanga determines the day and hour. 

A place to visit in Allahabad

Popular places in Allahabad: Allahabad Fort, Triveni Sangam, Kumbh Mela, Anand Bhawan, and Allahabad Museum.

prayagraj which state

Prayagraj is in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Historical places in Allahabad

Historical places in Allahabad: Allahabad Fort, Ashoka Pillar, Khusro Bagh, Allahabad High Court, Akbar’s Palace.

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