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Allahabad Kumbh MelaAllahabad the renowned city in Uttar Pradesh has been declared as “Tirth Raj” or “the Kings of all Pilgrimage center”. Allahabad sited at the confluence of India’s divine rivers, Ganga and Yamuna. Sangam or the confluence is known as the scene of many sacred fairs and rituals capable to attract thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number jumps to millions in the auspicious occasion of world-famous Kumbh Mela. The third mythical river Saraswati is believed to flow underground towards the Sangam offers the union an alternate name 'Triveni'. Allahabad is now a significant city where history, culture and religion merges into one much like the sacred rivers that embraces this God-graced land.

In Ramayana, Mahabharata, or Vedas this place is referred as Prayag and blessed by Gods. Apart from Sangam, the Allahabad fort, Patalpuri temple, Akshaya Vat Nagvasuki Temple, Hanuman Mandir and Swaraj Bhawan makes the place a world-class travel destination. Sangam is around 7 km from the civil lines unnoticed by the eastern walls of the Allahabad fort broad flood plains and grimy banks projects towards the sacred Sangam. The Sangam becomes most active when devotees from India as well as all over the world throng the place during the time of Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela are synonymous to each other. Kumbh Mela is the largest religious fair in India especially prominent for the presence of an astonishing array of religious ascetics - Sadhus and Mahants from all the remote places of forests, mountains and caves of India.



Within the Allahabad Fort there remains an underground temple the Patalpuri. Whereas the Akshaya vat is a profound niche Sangam Allahabadabove the subversive beam leading to Triveni. The visitors are also offered to visit the Ashoka Pillar and Saraswati Kup, a well, said to be the source of the Saraswati River and Jodhabai Palace in Allahabad. The exiting unique temple at the Sangam named Hanuman Temple where the idol of Lord Hanuman, is to be seen in a lie down posture. The Mankameshwar Temple located near Saraswati Ghat, on the shores of the Yamuna is one of the famous Shiv temples of Allahabad. Thus placing just 135 km west of Varanasi, Allahabad is rich with the realms of mythology and legends welcomes a large crowd of devotees all trough out the year.





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