Ganga at Prayag, Allahabad Photo Journal

Prayag got its name Allahabad from Emperor Akbar. Allahabad means, City of God. The Ramayana was narrated by Sage Yagyavalk to Sage Bharadwaj during/after the Kumbh mela.

Allahabad is an ancient city in Uttar Pardesh, North India. It’s older name, Prayag finds mention in the epic poem Ramayana by sage Valmiki, and many other scriptures, older than 7000 years. Prayag has the confluence of Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the now out of sight River Saraswati. Prayag hosts the annual Magh mela on the river banks, which is favoured by sages and seekers alike. The next Kumbh mela will be held here in 2013. The Kumbh mela is held every three years at one of the following places: Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.

Adaila village near Prayag is famous for Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya’s hospitality to Mahaprabhu Chaitanya, both spiritual giants of the Bhakti era, 500 years ago. Vaishnavs visit Adaila village in addition to Prayag. Mahaprabhu Vallbhacharya stayed in Adaila village to write commentaries on Srimad Bhagwatam, Sri Subodhini ji and other texts.

Ganga at Prayag, Allahabad

Ganga at Prayag, Allahabad

Ganga at Prayag, Allahabad , India

Ganga at Prayag, Allahabad Photo Journal

Auspicious bathing dates for 2013 Kumbh mela at Prayag

27th Jan  2013: Paush Purnima

06th Feb 2013: Ekadashi Snan 

10th Feb 2013: Mauni Amavasya Snan

15th Feb 2013: Basant Panchami Snan

17th Feb 2013: Rath Saptami Snan

18th Feb 2013: Bhisma Ekadashi Snan

25th Feb 2013: Maghi Purnima Snan

(Photo credits: Anisha Sharma)

Top 12 spiritual destinations of India

 

Map: Allahabad

 
View Allahabad in a larger map

Anisha
Views: 15392



blog comments powered by Disqus



Swami Vivekananda At the Twentieth Century Club of Boston, U. S. A.

Online, Yoga-based Life Skills for teenagers' Mind-Body Fitness

  • The Art of Living's Online Medha Yoga Level 1 for teenagers (13-18 year olds),
  •       12-14 August 2020, 4.00-6.00 p.m. IST
  • INR 1000, 
  • Includes Free monthly followups and daily Phone App Support for home practice.
  • Registration Link  aolt.in/471777 

The Art of Living's Online Meditation and Breath Workshop, 

  • Yoga-based Life Skills Workshop for Mind-Body Fitness with Anisha Sharma
  •       18-21 August 2020, 4.00-6.00 p.m. IST
  • INR 1200
  • Includes Free monthly followups and daily Phone App Support for home practice.
  • Registration Link  aolt.in/471780

Online Medha Yoga Level 2 for teenagers' Mind-Body Fitness and Personality Development

  • Yoga-based Life Skills Workshop for Mind-Body Fitness with Anisha Sharma
  • 27-30 August 2020, Saturday & Sunday 9.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m. IST, Weekdays 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. (with sufficient breaks)
  • INR 2000
  • Includes Free monthly followups and daily Phone App Support for home practice.
  • Registration Link aolt.in/477640

Online, Yoga-based Life Skills for Children's Mind-Body Fitness

  • The Art of Living's Online Utkarsha Yoga for children aged 8 to 12 years,
  • 8-10 September 2020, 4.00-6.00 p.m. IST
  • INR 1000
  • Includes Free monthly followups and daily Phone App Support for home practice.
  • Registration Link aolt.in/473346