Located at the confluence of three rivers, the Saraswathi, the Ganga and the Yamuna, Allahabad is a holy city of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city serves as the headquarters of the Maha Kumbh Mela that takes place once in 12 years. The astrologers calculate it as the most sacred moment to participate in the “Holy Dip Program”.
The sacred place of Sangam is the place where the most revered event of the Hindus takes place: the Kumbh Mela. It is located about 7 km from the municipality of civil lines of the city. The term ‘Sangam’ is a Sanskrit word, meaning Confluence. This is the place where tourists can witness the amalgamation of three of the most sacred rivers in the Hindu mythological: Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.
In the union, visitors can clearly see the brown waters of the Ganges and the pure waters of the Yamuna merging into one. On the other hand, it is believed that Saraswathi exists etherically and is not visible to anyone. People consider that the bath in the Sangam is conducive throughout the year and that too, for 15 days during the “Magh Mela” that takes place in the month of Magh (from mid-January to mid-February).
Maha Kumbh Mela fascinates millions of devout Hindus who believe that taking a holy bath will cleanse their soul. A temporary municipality sits on the vacant lots on the Allahabad side of the river. Due to the union of the three rivers, the site is also known as Triveni Sangam.
According to the legends, a few drops of nectar (a liquid that becomes deadly to immortal) had fallen into place. Since then, the city became the Tirthraja (King of the holy places). That is the only reason why Kumbh Mela is organized in the city.
During Kumbh Mela, Sangam enriches a completely different aspect. All the luxuries of a comfortable life are eluded at the moment by innumerable devotees. Whether they are young, old, troubled or blessed, they all make a visit to take a bath in this sacred confluence to purify their souls.
It is believed that performing this ritual of taking a bath has a stronger influence on the purification of the body.
In addition to the purposes of self-purification, many people also visit the coasts during this great religious event to offer diminished parents. The event provides an excellent opportunity for foreigners who are often fascinated by Hindu culture and mythologies. Kumbh Mela allows you to witness the best in its maximum expression. You can see the endless pilgrims and the audience that joins the Ghats is a feeling that goes beyond the description and that only takes place in Sangam. Enlighten yourself by taking a bath in Triveni Sangam, the core of Allahabad.