What is Sangam in Prayagraj
When one talks about Allahabad (now changed to Prayagraj), the conversation or discussion cannot be completed without giving reference of Sangam Nagari (city).
Let us explore the known and unknown facts of Triveni Sangam Travellers from across the globe make sure to visit this beautiful spot. What’s so special? Let’s find out.
One of the world’s largest human gathering is held at the confluence of three sacred rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati in Kumbh Mela. The three Nadis (rivers) are believed to be meeting at one point in Prayag city of Allahabad. Sangam is the Sanskrit word for confluence and three rivers Sangam has also given Prayag and Allahabad as Sangamnagari name
The Triveni Sangam is a point on confluence of three rivers of India: the Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga. The point is the meeting of two rivers Ganga & Yamuna and the mythic Saraswati river that supposedly dried up years ago but it is still believed that the confluence is of three rivers. It is a beautiful scenic sight wherein the various colors of bluish green mix together, making it a picturesque location.
This point of confluence is sacred to Hindus. A bath at this location is believed to wash away all sins and bad karmic actions of those who seek forgiveness. During the marvelous festive gathering of the Kumbha Mela, thousands of devotees meet at this point. According to mythology, the Triveni Sangam is the point where the drop of nectar fell during the Samudra Manthan that is the churning of the sea. It is also believed that Lord Brahma performed the Prakrista Yajna at this point and thus before coining the name Allahabad, the place was called Prayag. In the mythological epic of Ramayana when Lord Rama went on exile, it is said that he visited this very place.
The Triveni Sangam is a place backed with rich cultural folklore and its sacredness is worshipped during the Kumbha Mela that takes place here every 12 years. Its divine beauty is amplified by hundred during this festival, converting the entire city into a spiritual abode, creating a welcoming ambiance for worshipers from around the country and the world!