|Allahabad, According to Hindu
mythology, for the 'Prakrishta Yagna', Lord Brahma, the creator
- God of the Trinity, chose a piece of land on earth, on which
the three rivers - the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati
- would flow into a quiet confluence. That land, blessed by
the Gods, came to be called 'Prayag' or 'Allahabad', as it is
Sangam, The sacred Sangam is the confluence of three of the
holiest rivers in Hindu mythology - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical
Saraswati. It is believed that it is at the Sangam, that a few
drops of the nectar 'Amrit Bindu' fell .. making its waters
Patalpuri Temple, Within this underground temple, inside
the fort, lies the Akshayavat - or the immortal tree.
Ashoka Pillar, This gigantic Ashoka pillar, of polished sandstone,
stands 10.6 m high, dating back to 232 B.C. The pillar has
several edicts, and a Persian inscription of Emperor Jahangir
inscribed on it, commemorating his accession to the throne.
Access by Air:
The nearest airports to Allahabad are in Varanasi and Lucknow.
Access by Rail:
Allahabad is well connected to the major cities and has 4
railway stations. Some of India’s fastest trains like
the Rajdhani and Magadh run from the metropolitan cities like
Delhi and Calcutta to Allahabad.
Access by Road:
It is easy to reach Allahabad with the efficient bus services
connecting to all the major cities.
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