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Why Taking Holy bath in Prayag – Allahabad – is Holy in Hinduism?

Prayag (modern day Allahabad) is Tirthraj – king of Tirth in Hinduism. The main reason for taking holy dip in Prayag is that it is the confluence of three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Here are the reason why taking holy bath in Prayag is Holy in Hinduism.
  • Triveni Sangam – the meeting of three Holy rivers (Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati).
  • Indra, the king of Devas, had got relieved from the curse of Gautam Rishi after taking holy bath in Prayag.
  • All Puranas mention about the merits of performing holy bath, shradh and charity in prayag.
  • It is believed that Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and all the Devas perform Holy bath in Triveni.
  • Taking holy dip in Prayag is equal to performing 10,000 Ashwamedha Yajna.
  • There is also a belief that Prayag was blessed with the power to give moksha to people who follow Dharma.
  • There is a belief that occasionally Shiva and Vishnu resides at Prayag.

  • When the amrut was stolen and was carried around the world, few drops of it fell at Prayag and this makes it a spot that can provide immortality.