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 historical and mythological cities of India with a glorious past and present. It is a city which is considered to be a city of mixed culture of Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Christians.

Its sanctity is evident from its references in the Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharata. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator of the Trimurti, chose a place on earth (namely Prayag) to perform ‘ Prakriti Yagya ‘ at the beginning of creation and he called it ‘ Tirtha Raj ‘ or ‘ King of all pilgrimage sites. According to the writings of ‘ Padma Purana ‘ – ” Just as the Sun has the Moon and the Moon has the constellations, similarly Prayag is the best of the pilgrimage sites. “ Bathing in Prayag Is of utmost importance. It is mentioned in Brahma Purana – Lakhs of Ashwamedha Yagyas are performed on the banks of Ganga Yamuna in the month of Magh in Prayag.

It is the birthplace of Soma, Varuna and Prajapati. Prayag has been associated with mythological figures in ancient Brahmanical (Vedic) and Buddhist literature. It was the seat of the great sage Bharadwaja, sage Durvasa and sage Pannas. The area around Rishi Bharadwaja, very close to the Sangam, was the kingdom of the Chandrabansiya (Lunar Dynasty) king Pururava. Nearby Kaushambi Vatsa and Maurya Moved towards prosperity during his reign. The oldest archaeological monument, the Pillar of Ashoka, with neat commas of instructions to his co-workers, genealogy of his steps and eulogies of King Samudragupta, dates back to the 3rd century. In 643 BC, Chinese traveller Huen Tsang found Prayag populated by a large number of Hindu people, who considered the site very sacred.

The city was the centre of the Indian independence struggle against British rule, the centre of which was ‘ Anand Bhawan ‘. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi presented his plan of non-violent resistance to liberate India. Prayagraj has produced the highest number of Prime Ministers of India since the independence, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru , Lal Bahadur Shastri , Indira Gandhi , Rajiv Gandhi , V.P. Singh etc. Former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar was a student of Allahabad University.

Prayagraj is an administrative and educational city. Uttar Pradesh High Court, Uttar Pradesh Accountant General, Controller General of Defense Accounts (Pension) PCDA, Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (UP Board) Office, Police Headquarters and Motilal Nehru Vishwakarma Engineering Institute. College MNREC, Medical and Agricultural College, Indian Institute of Information Technology ( IIIT) IITI Naini, and IIFCO Phulpur, Triveni Glass are some of the major industries here.