Allahabad, a city that has made itself shine globally because of its holiness. For those who are still now aware of the history of the city, word lets me sum it up in a word, Sangam. The city of Allahabad is known for its policial affluence as it has given most number of Prime Ministers to the nation but here I am not discussing the political history of this city, rather I will be taking you through the mythological importance of Allahabad.

Often in Hindi movies, you would have heard a lot about Kumbh ka Mela where thousands of people come from across the globe come here to dip in the Holy Ganges. The city of Allahabad hosts Kumbh Mela and Magh Mela. This year, Magh Mela was held in Allahabad, religious it’s a religious affair which continues for more than a month.

As per Hindu Mythology, Magh Mela is considered to be the beginning of the Universe. During this event, people take a dip in the Triveni Sangam which is the confluence of three rivers, The Ganga, the Yamuna and The Saraswati. Whereas you can easily see the meeting point of the two rivers the Ganga and Yamuna but you can’t see the water of river Saraswati because it is believed that it flows beneath the two rivers. At the Triveni Sangam, you can see the two-coloured water ie the muddy water of river Ganga and green water of river Yamuna.

This year, Magh Mela was held in Allahabad, religious it’s a religious affair which continues for more than a month. As per Hindu Mythology, Magh Mela is considered to be the beginning of the Universe. During this event, people take a dip in the Triveni Sangam which is the confluence of three rivers, The Ganga, the Yamuna and The Saraswati. Whereas you can easily see the meeting point of the two rivers the Ganga and Yamuna but you can’t see the water of river Saraswati because it is believed that it flows beneath the two rivers. At the Triveni Sangam, you can see the two-coloured water ie the muddy water of river Ganga and green water of river Yamuna.

The Magh Mela is a smaller version of Kumbh; during this tenure of 45 days people from across the globe and observer Kalpvas. Apart from this you can also see various Rishis here enchanting mantras and can also enjoy handcraft work from different states.

If you have still not visited this city, you still have time; the last bathing of Magh Mela will be on 24th February ie the Mahashivrathri. Do come and enjoy the festivity and holiness of Ganga.