Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh

Description

The city's original name – Prayaga or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam  (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati  rivers. It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad is noted for historic, cultural and religious tourism.The city hosts the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world, every twelve years and the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela every six years.

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Triveni Sangam

In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam is the "confluence" of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to flush away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth.


Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort  is a fort built by the  Mughal emperor Akbar in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganges.It is recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India  as a monument of national importance.


Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage  of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. The Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years. The exact date is determined according to a combination of zodiac positions of the Jupiter, the Sun and the Moon. 


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