The Tirthraj Prayag has got a greater religious significance for being situated at the convergence of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is believed that Lord Brahma, one among three Gods of Hindu trinity performed a ‘yajna’ to cleanse the atmosphere to create the universe; and this way it was named Prayag, the place of purification. Allahabad, which was the capital of Uttar Pradesh from 1858 to 1930, was also known as ‘VATS DESH’ in Mahatma Gautam Buddha’s time. Tirthraj Prayag has been known as the center of literature, art, culture and politics. Famous as the king of pilgrimages, Prayag has got six ghats, of which two are on the Ganga and Yamuna River and other two are at the union of these rivers; where countless pilgrimages can be found.
Prayag, situated picturesquely since the dawn of civilization has culturally kept best of our traditions and have been giving the vision and wisdom for spiritual love. Prayag has always been known for being closely associated with India’s independence struggle and its sacred soil was sometimes filled with the blood of the sacrificing martyrs. Back during the British rule, the place became the seat of a Provincial Government and High court. It also created movements for intellectual, social and political uplift of the country.
Apart from all other significances, Tirthraj Prayag is immensely famous in the celestial and earthly universe. It is believed that one is ridden from all sins by bathing in the holy waters of the Sangam. At the ghats like Dhirrttya Kuliya, Madhu kuliya, Niranjan Tirtha, Adutiya Tirtha, Shrir Mochan, Parsu Ram Tirtha and others is considered of high spiritual importance. Among many others, Gaughat is believed to be as holy giving cows in offerings. Temples including Indeshwar Shiva, Tarkeshwar Shiva and Tarkeshwar Kund and many others are also at some distance. The devouts are granted all their desires, which enhance the entire significance of an ordinary bath at these ghats. Moreover, the meaning of the place manifolds during the Kumbh that can’t be described until experienced on your own.