Things To do in Allahabad ,India

Things To do in Allahabad ,India

Famous Temple in Allahabad

What to do in Allahabad

There are many must see attractions in Allahabad which should not be missed on your tour of Allahabad from the Magnificent Forts to beautiful temples & cathedrals Allahabad has it all there are a lot of tourist attractions in Allahabad which needs to be explored during your visit to this beautiful city of Triveni Sangam or Teerthraj Prayag.

Hence the justification of its ancient name Prayag,(Earlier Allahabad was known as Prayag) meaning Place of Oblation. The city of Allahabad also has a special significance according to the Hindu scriptures for holding the confluence of three of the most sacred rivers of India: Ganga,Yamuna, and Saraswati at Triveni Sangam, which becomes the nucleus of all celebrations of Kumbh Mela.Apart from being a part of the awe-inspiring Kumbh Mela, where you will be able to witness the Hindu culture and religion at its best; you will also be able to visit the famous tourist attractions in and around Allahabad city. Allahabad is the second oldest city in India is replete with an enriching history from the mythological times to Mauryan and Gupta Empires to the Mughal Empire.

Triveni Sangam, Allahabad :

One of the best places to see in Allahabad is Triveni Sangam which is Located at a distance of 7 kilometres from the Civil Lines Township in Allahabad, the Triveni Sangam is the meeting point of three rivers namely - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati ,All these rivers have an extremely high religious importance in Hindu mythology thus the revered rivers in Indian mythology, and hence confluence point of these rivers –Triveni Sangam has attained an extremely high religious importance in Hindu religion.

In Hindu mythology it is believed that if one takes bath in the holy Sangam he/she is supposed to wash away all the sins and free him or her from the cycle of rebirth. Also, the Sangam (Confluence) itself is a beautiful place to visit. Here you can witness the brownish water of river Ganga meets the greenish water of Yamuna river,It is suggested to take a boat ride in the river to reach the confluence point where you can easily differentiate between the two rivers by seeing the changing colour of water,The water here is clean so the devotees who come to Triveni Sangam on their pilgrimage to Allahabad can take a holy bath at the confluence point.

During the world famous Kumbh mela people from all over the world come to take a holy dip at the meeting point of these three rivers.

Religious Importance of Triveni Sangam in hindu Mythology :

There are many myths associated with the holy Triveni sangam you will find in the ancient hindu sacred texts It is mentioned that river Saraswati meets Ganga and Yamuna in Prayaga, which is the ancient name for Allahabad. It is also believed that the Saraswati River flows underneath the surface.

The place is known as Triveni Sangam because this is the point of amalgamation of the three holy rivers, along with the mythological legend that drops of nectar, which can turn mortals to immortals, fell on this spot on the earth during the battle between the Gods and the demons. This makes Allahabad the Tirthraja or The King of Holy Places, and this is also why the Kumbh Mela is organised here. According to myths, the Prakrista Yajna was also performed here by Lord Brahma, and that Lord Rama visited Allahabad when he was in exile.

It is also believed that a dip in the holy waters aids in the purification of the individual, and even releases him or her from the endless cycle of birth and rebirth. A lot of pundits sit by the sides of the river and perform different kinds of Pooja for the well being of the families and their prosperity. A lot of people also visit the Sangam for immersing the mortal remains of their loved ones.

Allahabad Fort

The massive fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1583 A.D. on the bank of the Yamuna, close to the Sangam, is presently used by the Army and only a limited area is open to visitors. The magnificent outer wall of the fort is intact and rises above the water's edge. Inside the fort there are revered unique Akshayavat or immortal Banyan tree, a 10.6 metre-there is also a highly polished sandstone Ashokan Pillar which dates back to 232 B.C., There are several rare edicts, , the Palace of Jodhabai ,the Saraswati Koop etc. To have a visit in Allahabad fort requires a permission from the Commandant of Ordnance Depot.

Patalpuri Temple , Allahabad

Patalpuri temple is an important tourist attraction in Allahabad This is an underground temple, situated in the outer part of Allahabad fort, it houses old icons of deities.

Lord Hanuman Temple (Bade Hanumanji in allahabad)

This temple is not to be missed during your siteseeing in Allahabad this temple is situated ear the Sangam, this much revered temple is unique for its huge supine idol of Lord Hanuman, a few feet below the ground. The temple is widely known as Bade Hanumanji. When the Ganga is in spate, this temple gets submerged in water ,Bade Hanuman ji temple is busy during Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Shankar Viman Mandapam in Allahabad

Near the Allahabd Fort and Lord Hanuman temple at the bund area, this 130 ft. high temple with four floors built in South Indian style, has the idols of Kumaril Bhatt,Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya, Kamakshi Devi (with 51 Shaktipeeths around), Tirupati Balaji (with 108 Vishnus around) and Yogshastra Sahasrayoga Linga (having 108 Shivas around).The temple is surrounded by many other temples, such as Shri Ramanandacharya Math, Laxmi-Narayan Temple, Radha-Krishna-Gopal Temple, Triveni Temple, JagdishBhagwan Temple, Gaddi Surdas, Deverha Baba,Sevashram, Gaddi Kankardasji, Shri Dattatreyaji Temple,Ram Janki Temple, Handia Baba Ashram, GangajiTemple, Shri Kaliji Temple etc .

Saraswati Ghat and Nehru Ghat in Allahabad

Saraswati Ghat, on the bank of river Yamuna, is an old ghat while nearby modern Nehru Ghat is an ideal picnic spot in Allahabad for families which is under the control of Army. You can have boat ride in Sangam from here also.

Mankameshwar Temple in Allahabad

This ancient Lord Shiva Temple of Allahabad is picturesquely located near Saraswati Ghat on the bank of Yamuna.

Madan Mohan Malviya Park (MINTO PARK in Allahabad)

The famous Minto park in Allahabad should be on your list of places to visit in Allahabad Minto park is situated near the Mankameshwar Temple. Init stands a white stone memorial with a four-lion symbol on top. On November 1, 1858 the famous declaration of Queen Victoria was read here by Lord Canning.

Boat Club / Water Sports Complex in Allahabad

The Boat Club-Water Sports Complex, situated in between the new hanging Yamuna bridge and UPSTDC Hotel Triveni Darshan at the Yamuna bank road, is amajor site for the adventurous water sports activities.Here, the deep depth and long straight stretch of river Yamuna is most ideal for the water sports activities. Thefacilities available here are Scuba Diving, Water Scooter,Paddle-Canoe & Kayak-Motor-Speed Boats, Para Sailingetc. The both banks of the river and hanging bridge overthe river provide a natural and massive spectator's gallery. One can also go to the Sangam by Motor Boat from here.

Nagvasuki Temple in Allahabad or Bhishmapitamah Temple in Allahabad

Nagvasuki Temple in Allahabad is in Daraganj locality, on the banks of the holy river Ganga, This temple is dedicated to Nagraj Vasuki. On Nag Panchami devotees come here in large numbers Adjacent to the temple is a unique big statue of Bhishmapitamah in reclining posture.

Veni Madhav Temple in Allahabad

As per scriptures, there are twelve Madhava deities at different places in Allahabad. Veni Madhava Temple in Daraganj is one among them. It is an old Lakshmi- Narayan Temple which, according to belief, was visited by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Nearby are Lord Nrisingh, Jagannath and Shiva Temples.

Hanumat Niketan Temple in Allahabad

In civil Lines area, this well known temple houses fine idols of Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram-Sita-Lakshman,Goddess Durga, Saraswati. Shiva lingas, a library andVyaymshala.

Dashashwamedha Temple in Allahabad

It is one of the revered places of city situated on the bank of Ganga (Dashashwamedha Ghat) in Daraganj. It is said that Lord Brahma had performed Ashwamedha Yajna here. Dashashwamedheshwar Mahadev-Shiva linga, idols of Nandi, Sheshnag and a big Trishul (trident) are enshrined in the temple. A marble slab bearing the image of a footprint in memory of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also installed here. Nearby are the temples of Goddess Annapoorna, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in Allahabad

In Daraganj locality, on the bank of the Ganga, is the Sankatmochan Hanuman Temple this is an important Hanuman temple in Allahabad which you must visit during your stay in allahabd It is said that Saint Samarth Guru Ramdasji had established the idol of Lord Hanuman here. The idols of Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Bhairav, Durga, Kali and Navgrah are also enshrined in the premises of the temple. Nearby are Shri Ram-Janki temple and Harit Madhava temple.

Alopi Devi Temple in Allahabad

Situated in front of the Shankaracharya Ashram in Alopibagh locality, this Siddhapeeth is unique in the sense that a wooden Jhula (swing) above a platform with a small Kund is worshiped. Both the Kund and Jhoola hold religious significance for the devotees who throng here.

Roop Gauriya Math in Allahabad

In Tularambagh locality, it was established in 1929 by Bhakti Siddhant Saraswati Prabhupadaji. The founder of ISKCON, Shri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Maharaj got Deeksha here. The idols of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,Shri Radha-Krishna, Shiva and Goddess Annapoorna are enshrined here. Nearby is ancient Kal Bhairav Temple.

Bharat Sevashram Sangh in Allahabad

Also in Tularambagh, it was established in 1930 by Swami Pranavanandji Maharaj. Evening Pushpa-Shashtra Arti on Sundays is worth seeing.

Chitragupta Temple in Allahabad

This temple, near K.P. Inter College, is dedicated to Lord Chitragupta. In front of the temple is Swami Narayan Temple.

Lord Hanuman Temple in Allahabad

It is one of the famous temples of the city in Rambagh area.

This novel and beautiful temple, in Rambagh locality,houses the temples of Navgrah, Khatu Shayam and Ram-Janki.

Kalyani Devi Temple in Allahabad

The temple, in Kalyani Devi locality, has great significance among the devotees. The Bhairav Temple,Khemamai Temple, Atri Ashram, Batuk Bhairav Temple etc. are other nearby attractions.

Lalita Devi Temple in Allahabad :

It is a prominent Siddhapeeth in Meerapur locality dedicated to Goddess Lalita. Nearby are Takshakeshwar Mahadev and Bargadghat.

Shiv Koti Temple - Narayan Ashram - Nepali Temple in Allahabad

Shivkoti Temples, on the bank of Ganga, has great religious significance. It is said that Lord Rama had visited here. The Narayan Ashram, situated nearby, is unique place as it is managed by the female saints. Not for away is the Nepali Temple or Shiv Kachehari which houses 108 Shiv Lingas.

Bharadwaj Ashram in Allahabad

Associated with Sage Bharadwaj, it is a renowned religious place. During the time of Sage Bharadwaj it was famous as an educational centre. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this place with mother Sita and Lakshmanji while proceeding to Chitrakoot during his exile. At present there are temples of Bharadwajeshwar Mahadeva, Sage Bharadwaj, Teertharaj Prayag and Goddess Kali etc. Nearby is the beautiful Bharadwaj Park.

Swaraj Bhawan / Anand Bhavan Planetarium in Allahabad

Situated right opposite Bharadwaj Ashram. In 1930, Pt.Motilal Nehru donated Swaraj Bhawan to the nation, to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee.Former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born here. Now it houses a museum.Adjacent is Anand Bhawan, which was the ancestral home of the Nehru family. Today, it has been turned into a fine museum. Many momentous decisions and events related to the freedom struggle took place here. Next to Anand Bhawan is Jawahar Planetarium that takes one on a celestial journey which makes the eyes twinkle like stars.

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