One of the most known holy places at the confluence of three rivers the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, Sangam is visited by thousands every year. Sangam, Allahabad is one of the most famed Holy Places in Allahabad and is an essential part of the Allahabad Tour. Sangam in Allahabad in India is also a major Tourists Attractions in Allahabad.
The actual location of Sangam is better known as Triveni, located on the banks of River Ganges and Yamuna. The third river, namely Saraswati is a mythical river which remains invisible to the visitors. It is said that the river flows beneath the earth and meets the other two from their base. The point of the confluence of these rivers is the holy place where thousands from all across the world come down to offer their prayers and worship. The point of confluence is a sacred place for the Hindus and the place has witnessed thousands taking a dip in the Holy Rivers. A bath at the point of confluence of the rivers is regarded as one of the holies baths in one’s life and it is believed that a bath at this point helps in washing away all your sins.
The sight of the muddy and pale yellow water of Ganges merging with green water of Yamuna makes a brilliant spectacle for the tourists. The confluence of the rivers means the end of course for River Yamuna and it continues to be River Ganges. At the point of the nexus Ganges is a mere 4 feet deep whereas Yamuna’s depth is around 40 feet.
Sangam is also famed for the place which is believed to be the place where according to the Hindu mythology nectar fell out of the pitcher from the hands of the Almighty. So the myth followed that a wash in Sangam will wash away all the sins. It is also the place to find the clear way to heaven after death and getting out of the eternal cycle of life and death.
The place is also the host to the famous and very sacred Kumbh Mela that takes place after a period of 12 years. This mela brings together more than 30 million pilgrims in Sangam from all across the world and turns the place as one of the largely populated temporary cities of the world.
Reaching the place is not a troublesome job as Allahabad is brilliantly connected with the various parts of the country via railways. Sangam is also easily accessible from various parts of Allahabad by Auto-rickshwas, Taxis or Buses. The site of confluence is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from the railways station.