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Prayagraj Tirth Kshetra



Prayagraj Tirth Kshetra


Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Prayagraj Teertha Kshetra is like a super special place for Hindus. It's where three important rivers, the Ganges, Yamuna, and Sarasvati, come together. People believe that it's the spot where special nectar fell from the sky a long time ago, making it a super pure and holy place. This place is a big deal because it hosts the Kumbh Mela, which is the biggest gathering of people for religious reasons in the whole world. Every 12 years, people from all over come to Prayagraj for a huge festival. Devotees take a dip in the rivers there to wash away their mistakes and feel spiritually refreshed. The spot where the rivers meet is extra special because it represents three important things in Hinduism. Prayagraj Teertha Kshetra is not just famous now, it's been important for a really long time. Stories say that Lord Brahma did the first special ceremony here, making Prayagraj the 'King of Teerthas,' which means a super sacred place. The area is full of temples and bathing spots along the river, making it a really religious and special place for people who visit. Prayagraj Teertha Kshetra is like a super important hub for people who follow Hinduism. Devotees come to clean their hearts, connect with their traditions, and feel close to their spiritual roots.

Mythological History:

Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, is a major city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Prayagraj district and a major pilgrimage site for Hindus. The place of Prayag mentioned in Hindu scriptures is situated at the confluence of the holiest rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It is here that the Saraswati River secretly meets at the Sangam, hence it is called Triveni Sangam. Where Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years. Ardha Kumbh is organized here every six years and Kumbh Mela is organized every twelve years in which crores of devotees from different corners of the world come to take a dip of faith in the holy Triveni Sangam of the holy Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Hence, this city is also known by the names Sangamnagari, Kumbhanagari, Tambunagari, etc.

According to belief, here the creator Brahma performed the first yagya after the completion of the creation work. Prayag was formed by combining 'Pra' and 'Yag' of this first Yagya i.e. Yagya and the place was named Prayag where Lord Shri Brahma ji had performed the first Yagya of the universe. The presiding deity of this holy city is Lord Shri Vishnu himself and he resides here in the form of Venimadhav. There are twelve forms of God which are called 'Dwadash Madhav'. It is one of the four sites of Mahakumbh, the largest Hindu convention.

In ancient times the city was known as "Prayag" (multi-sacrifice site). This is because after the completion of the creation, the creator Brahma performed the first yagya here, and after that countless yagya were performed here. Prayag and some parts of the present Kaushambi district have been important areas for the Indians. This region has been a part of the Maurya and Gupta Empire from the east and the Kushan Empire from the west. Later it came to Kannauj kingdom. Prayagra since the Mughal Empire's re-invasion of India in 1526.

Places to Visit in Prayagraj Tirth Kshetra

Confluence(Sangam): Prayagraj is situated at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Since three rivers meet here. Hence this place is also addressed as Triveni. The view of the confluence is very picturesque. The white Ganga and the green Yamuna maintain a clear distinction at the place of their meeting, that is, it can be told just by looking at it. Coming out of the lap of the Himalayas and reaching Prayag, Ganga turns into a Gumfid river, but after meeting Yamuna, it again becomes a deep water.

Hanuman Temple: Situated near the Sangam, this is a wonderful and unique temple of its kind. This temple has a reclining statue of Hanuman ji. And to see them people have to go down the stairs. This statue is very huge and grand. It is believed that the British government ordered the removal of this temple from there, but as the digging started to remove the idol, instead of coming out, the idol started sinking inside. This is the reason why this temple is in the pit.

Shankar Vimana Mandapam: This is a modern temple situated on the banks of Ganga. This temple has four stories. The total height of this temple is approximately 40 meters i.e. 130 feet. On each of its floors, there are abodes of different gods.

Mankameshwar Temple: Situated on the banks of Yamuna, this temple has immense religious importance. The view of Yamuna from the platform of this temple is very beautiful. The specialty of this temple is the daily adornment and divine aarti of Lord Shiva.


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