The city of Prayagraj is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and is situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna, and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is especially sacred to Hindus. The earlier settlements of the Aryans were established in this city, then known as Prayag.

“Prayagasya Praveshshu Papam Nashwati Tatkshanam”
All sins are cleaned with an entry in Prayag.

Prayagraj is one of the historic and mythological cities of India with glorious past and present. It continues to enjoy the distinction of being a place of haunting and lasting memories. It is a city of mixed culture of Hindus, Muslims, Jains, and Christians.

Its sanctity is manifest by references to it in Purans, the Ramayan, and the Mahabharata. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth (ie Prayag) to perform ‘Prakrista Yag’, at the beginning of the creation and he also referred to it as Tirth Raj or the King of all pilgrimage centres. As per the writing of ‘Padam Puran’ – “As the sun is amongst the moon and the moon amongst the stars, likewise Prayag is best amongst all places of pilgrimage”. The bathing at Prayag is mentioned in Brahma Puran – in the month of Magha at the bank of Ganga Yamuna in Prayag bestows results of millions and millions of Ashvmedha Yajna.

Prayag is the birthplace of Som, Varuna, and Prjapati. Prayag has been associated with mythological personalities in Brahmanical(Vedic) and Buddhist Literatures. It was the seat of the great sage Bhardwaj, sage Durvasa and Sage Pannas sage Bhardwaj lived here circa 5000BC and taught more than 10000 disciples. He was the greatest philosopher of the ancient world.

The present Jhunsi area, very close to Sangam was the kingdom of Chandrabanshiya ( lunar clan ) King Pururava. Nearby Kaushambi bloomed to prosperity during Vatsa and Maurya Rule. The earliest monument of antiques Ashok Pillar with inscriptions of third century B.C. clears the inscriptions of his directions to his fellow Rajas and praise of King Samudragupta. The Chinese traveler Huan Tsang in 643 BC found Prayag inhabited by many Hindus who regarded the place as very Holy.

This city was the heart of the Indian Freedom Movement against British rule with Anand Bhawan being the epicentre. It was in Prayagraj (then known as Allahabad) Mahatama Gandhi proposed his program of non-violent resistance to liberate India. Prayagraj has provided the largest number of prime ministers of Post-independence India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P.Singh. Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar was a student of Allahabad University.

Prayagraj is basically an Administrative and Educational city. High Court of Uttar Pradesh, Auditor General of Uttar Pradesh, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts ( Pension ) PCDA, Uttar Pradesh Madhymik Shiksha Prishad ( UP BOARD ) office, Police HeadQtrs and in education Moti Lal Nehru Regional Engg.

College MNREC, Medical and Agriculture College , Indian Institute of Information Technology ( IIIT ) ITI Naini, and IIFCO Phulpur, Triveni Glass are some of the major industries here.

From the days of civilization, Prayagraj has been a seat of learning, wisdom, and writing. It is the most vibrant politically spiritually conscious and spiritually awakened city of India.