“Triveni“ refers to “Three Rivers” while “Sangam” means “Confluence” in English. Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers. Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) is the place where Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. It is sacred Bathing place for Hindus. It is believed that bathing at Triveni Sangam washes all the Sins of mankind. Every 12 years this place holds “Kumbh Mela” & every 6 years “Ardh Kumbh” on the banks of Triveni Sangam. Kumbh is the festival celebrated as a belief that drops of Amrit Fell Down here while it was carried by God’s after Samudra Manthan.
“The playwright Kalidasa described the confluence of the white waters of the Ganga and the blue waters of the Yamuna as if they were a string of pearls and sapphires combined or a garland of white and blue lotuses intertwined“. The Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj is a confluence of three rivers, the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati. These three rivers, Saraswati is invisible and is said to flow underground and join the other two rivers from below. The muddy, pale-yellow and mica-laden and stagnant waters of the Ganges merge with the vibrant, blue waters of Yamuna. The Ganges is only 4 feet deep, and the Yamuna is 40 feet deep here during the annual flood, one can see the point of confluence. The Sangam or confluence is a pilgrimage spot or teerth-sthan. A dip here, not only expiates sins but frees one from the cycle of birth and death. A teerth is a ford; the teerth-sthan allows the faithful to cross, ford, the river of consciousness, from the earthly realm to that of divinity and immortality. It is known as the King of Confluences or Prayagraj.
How to reach Triveni Sangam:
You can reach Triveni Sangam easily by any means of surface Transport prominently used by people railways, roadways or Airways.
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Distance from Important Railway Stations & Airport:
Prayagraj Junction: 7-8 kms approx.
Prayagraj Cheoki: 10 kms approx.
Naini Junction: 8 kms approx.
Prayag Junction: 7-8 kms approx
Prayagraj Sangam: 2.5 Kms approx.
Prayagraj Civil Airport: 17 kms approx.