Magh Mela is currently going on in Prayagraj, in which lakhs of people from India and abroad come and take a dip in the Triveni Sangam. The Magh Mela has started from 6th January and will continue till 18th February. If you are coming to Prayagraj, then along with earning the virtue of bathing, you must also see the historicity of Prayagraj. We are going to tell you those 5 places of Prayagraj without seeing which the visit of Prayagraj is incomplete.
Magh Mela of Prayagraj (Allahabad)
At present Magh Mela is going on in Prayagraj. Magh Mela is also called the smaller version of the famous Kumbh Mela. Held every year in the Hindu month of Magha (January/February) at the confluence of the three great Indian rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati at Prayag. This year the fair is starting on January 6 and will end on February 18, the day of Mahashivaratri. During this, there will be bath on Paush Purnima (January 6), Makar Sankranti (January 14 or 15), Mauni Amavasya (January 21), Maghi Purnima (February 5) and Mahashivaratri (February 18).
Triveni Sangam of Prayagraj
Triveni Sangam of Prayagraj is the meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Saraswati is a mythical river which is believed to have dried up more than 4,000 years ago. It is one of the places where the Kumbh Mela is held once in every 12 years. According to Hindu mythology, a bath in the holy Triveni Sangam washes away all sins and frees one from the cycle of rebirth. Here, if you take a boat ride in the flowing water of Ganga and Yamuna, then the difference in the colors of the water of the two rivers is clearly visible.
Prayagraj fort is magnificent
The Prayagraj (Allahabad) fort is a magnificent specimen of Mughal architecture which was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 AD. It is situated on the banks of the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna. Attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world not only for its historical importance but also for the magnificence of its architecture. The general public is not allowed to go here. Tourists are allowed inside only during the Kumbh Mela held once in 12 years. For those who wish to see the Akshayavat tree, only entry is allowed in that area through a small gate. Prayagraj Fort is also home to the Patalpuri Temple which is said to have all the gates of hell.
Ashoka Pillar is allowed to see
The 10.5 meter high Ashoka Pillar is one of the three attractions inside the Prayagraj Fort that tourists are allowed to visit. Prayagraj played an important role in Buddhism. According to the script visible on this pillar, it was established in 232 BC.
You will know the history of independence by seeing Anand Bhavan
This beautiful two-storey building established in 1930 was designed by Motilal Nehru. This building has a major role in the history of India. Many famous freedom fighters came here and held secret consultations here so that a plan could be made to drive the British out of the country. In 1970, Anand Bhavan was donated by Indira Gandhi to the Government of India to be converted into a museum to preserve the legacy of the Nehru family.
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