History of Allahabad
Allahabad known as Prayag is a holy Hindu region city. Confluence of two or more rivers, where devotees take bath before worship the god is called Prayag according to Hindu tradition. Here is the confluence of the three most beautiful and mythical rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati. The Hindu myths tells that Lord Brahma choose this place for “Prakrishta Yagna”. Lord Brahma named this place “Trith Raj”. In Mahabharata and Ramayana and also in Vedas this place is known as Prayag.
Allahabad is now headquarter of north western provinces. Well conserved the beautiful All Saints Cathedral and the Muir College leftovers there by the British.
About the places to visit in Allahabad :-
About 4.35 miles far from Civil Lines of Allahabad, look this confluence from the eastern fortifications of Allahabad castle. Many of priests are doing puja there on a small platform where the greenish Yamuna and brownish Ganga meet with each other. You can see the shorn hairs of pilgrims around the ghat, who come there for the pind daan for their dead parents so that there souls get salvation.
According to folklore, lord Vishnu was carrying a pot of nectar (amrit), four drop of nectar fall on earth from pot due to of scuffle between Demons and Gods. These four drops fell on Ujjain, Nashik, Prayag and Haridwar. This event is commemorated in every three years by the Kumbh Mela, turn by turn held in these four places. The sangam well known as Tirth Raj and the Kumbha mela comes ones after every twelve years is a holiest and grand day for all.
Within this underground temple, inside the fort, lies the Akshayavat - or the immortal tree.
The enormous Ashoka Pillar having a height of 10.6 meters is about of 232 B.C. made of polished sandstone. It has lots of edicts on it. Samudragupta the second emperor of gupta kingdom, their victories praise is on this pillar. In 1583 Akbar moved this pillar to front gate of Allahabad fort. This pillar has incised an edict of emperor Ashoka.
The supine statue of Hanuman, near the Sangam in a temple this is unique in India. This statue is too huge in size about 240 inches in height and 96 inches wide and is in a reclining posture. Under a Hindus myth the water level of River Ganga rises to touch the feet of God Hanuman ji.
This a prehistoric Prominent temple devoted to Lord Shiva known as Pishach Mochan Tirtha is lie near the saraswathi ghat in the bank holy river Yamuna. This temple is most visited in the season of spring on Mondays of the months that is considered auspicious day for devotees for visiting there for worshiping the Lord Shiva. This temple is comes under the influence of Jagath guru Shankaracharya.
Travel Information :
By Air :
The nearest airports are Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow.
By Rail :
The city has direct rail connections with important cities like Delhi,Calcutta, Patna, Gwalior, Meerut, Chennai, Mumbai, Varanasi and Guwahati.
By Road :
Allahabad, on National Highway 2 and 27, is connected to the rest ofthe country by good, motorable all-weather roads.