Allahabad

From Gyaanipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ashoka pillar, Allahabad, c.1900.jpg

Yogi government changed the name from Allahabad to Prayagraj, Allahabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh state, north India. Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and "invisible" Saraswati rivers, is considered holy by Hindus. It’s near the 16th-century Allahabad Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In the fort are the ancient sandstone Ashoka Pillar, the underground Patalpuri Temple and a sacred banyan tree. The Allahabad Museum has Rajasthani miniature paintings

Son and daugters of the city[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]