Allahabad City Guide
The Triveni Sangam is the site of confluence of river Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The site is very holy for Hindus as these three rivers are the most sacred rivers of Hindu mythology. It is the site for Maha Kumbh Mela also.
The Triveni Sangam in located on the banks of Ganges and Yamuna, in Allahabad.
About the Triveni Sangam
The Triveni Sangam in Allahabad is a confluence of three rivers, the Gange, Yami\una and Saraswati. Of these three, river Saraswati is invisible and is said to be flowing beneath the earth. It meets the other two rivers from the base. The point of confluence is a sacred place for the Hindus, as it is of high religious importance to the Hindus. A bath here is said to wash all the sins and free human from the cycle of birth. The site of Sangam is a treat to the eyes. One can see the muddy and pale yellow water of Ganges merging with green water of Yamuna. The Ganges is only 4 ft deep, while Yamuna is 40 ft deep near the point of nexus. The river Yamuna ends at this point and Ganges continues after this till it meets sea at Bay of Bengal.
The Triveni Sangam is believed to be the same place where drops of Nectar fell out of the pitcher, from the hands of Gods. So it is believed that a bath in the Sangam will wash away all the sins and will clear the way to heaven. Devout Hindus from all over India come to this sacred pilgrimage point to offer prayers and take a dip in the holy waters. The Sacred Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years at the banks of the Sangam. According to myths, the Prakrista Yajna was performed here by Lord Brahma. That is how Allahabad received its ancient name, Prayag. Allahabad is also called Tirtha-Raja (Prayag Raj), king of all holy places. It is said that Lord Rama visited Allahabad when He was in exile.
The Triveni Sangam can be reached by Auto-rickshwas, Taxis or Buses. The site is located around 12 Km from the Railway station.