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Akbar Fort Near Sangam Prayagraj – Home to Patalpuri temple and Saraswati Koop

Akbar Fort near Sangam – Prayag in Prayagraj houses the Patalpuri Temple and Saraswati Koop. The fort, also known as Allahabad fort, is under the control of the Indian Army and it was earlier opened for devotees during Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj.

Hindu Sacred Places And Temples in Akbar Fort

It is believed that River Saraswati follows beneath the Saraswati Koop – a deep well in the fort. The Patalpuri temple is believed to have been visited by Bhagvan Sri Ram and also finds a mention in the accounts of Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang.

Akshay Vat tree located within the fort is a very old banyan tree, believed to be dating back to the Mahabharata times.

Other two important spots in the fort are Patalpuri Dwar and Ganga Dwar.

The Army’s ordnance depot is located in this fort, which was built in the 16th Century.

Highlights of the fort
  • The fort is made of red sandstone.
  • It took 45 years to complete the construction of the fort.
  • 20,000 laborers and artisans worked in completing the fort.
  • It is believed that 44 murtis of Hindu gods and goddesses are located in the fort.
  • The fort is constantly washed by the Yamuna River.
Patalpuri Temple is now accessible to devotee during all days of the year.