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What is religious significance of Allahabad ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 19 Nov '12 09:33 pm
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Allahabad or Prayag is also called the "Tirth Raj", the king of all pilgrimage centers. The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and is situated at the confluence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as 'Triveni' and is especially sacred to Hindus. The earlier settlements of the Aryans were established in this city, then known as Prayag. Its sanctity is manifest by references to it in Purans, the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth (i.e. Prayag) to perform 'Prakrista Yag', at the beginning of the creation and he also referred to it as 'Tirth Raj' or the 'King of all pilgrimage centres'. As per writing of 'Padam Puran' - "As the sun is amongst the moon and the moon amongst the stars, likewise 'Prayag' is best amongst all places of pilgrimage".
Answered by LIPSIKA, 19 Nov '12 09:50 pm

 
  
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It has the triveni sangam.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 19 Nov '12 09:37 pm

 
  
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..allahabad is holistic for treeveni sangam and for mahakumbh in every 12 years...
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 19 Nov '12 09:35 pm

 
  
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Prayag Triveni Sangam,KUMBH MELA.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 19 Nov '12 09:40 pm

 
  
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Kumbh Mela
Answered by jameel ahmed, 19 Nov '12 09:41 pm

 
  
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Triveni Sangam & Kumbh Mela
Answered by Crazyindian, 19 Nov '12 09:43 pm

 
  
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