15 Places Everybody Should Visit in Prayagraj(Allahabad) apart from the Kumbh Mela 2019

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1. Shankar Viman Mandapam

This 130 ft high temple with four floors is built in South Indian style.

Photo of Shankar Viman Mandap, Allahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Shankar Viman Mandapam has the idols of-

1. Kumaril Bhatt

2. Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya

3. Kamakshi Devi

4. Tirupati Balaji (with 108 Vishnus around)

5. Yogshastra Sahastrayoga Linga (having 108 Shivas around)

Location : Near the Allahabad fort and Lord Hanuman temple

2. The Revered Temple of Veni Madhav

As the story goes in Padma Puran, Lord Bhahma prayed to Lord Vishnu while performing yajna on the pious land of Prayag for its protection.

After the successful completion of the yajna, he established his twelve forms in Prayagraj.

Photo of Veni Madhav Mandir, Nirala Marg, Daraganj, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Among the twelve Madhava temples of Prayagraj, the most well-known is Shri Veni Madhav temple. The idol here is made of Shaligram Shila.

Shri Veni Madhav is also considered as the most revered God of Prayagraj. A huge number of devotees line up to for Darshan of their revered God throughout the year.

It is believed that without the darshan of Shri Veni Madhav, the pilgrimage of Prayag and Panchkosi Parikrama is not considered complete.

Chaitanya Maha Prabhu also used to perform Bhajan kirtan here during his Prayag visits.

Location: Nirala road of Daraganj

3. Sankatmochan Hanuman Temple

The idol of Lord Hanuman here was established by Saint Samarth Guru Ramdas.

Photo of Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, CY Chintamani Rd, Darbhanga Colony, George Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

The idols of Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Bhairav, Durga, Kali and Navgrah are also enshrined in the premises of the temple.

Shri Ram-Janki temples and Harit Madhava temple are located nearby to it.

Loaction : Daraganj locality on the bank of the Ganges

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4. Bharadwaj Ashram

This Ashram is associated with Sage Bharadwaj and is a renowned religious place. It was famous as an educational centre during the time of Sage Bharadwaj.

Photo of Bhardwaj Ashram Allahabad, Colonelganj, Colnel Ganj, George Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Lord Rama visited this place with Sita and Lakshmana while proceeding to Chitrakoot during his exile. At present, there are temple of Bharadwajeshwar Mahadeva, Sage Bharadwaj, Teertharaj Prayag and Goddess Kali etc.

A beautiful Bharadwaj Park is nearby it.

Location : Colnel Ganj, George Town, Prayagraj

5. Victoria Memorial

James Digges La Touche opened Victoria Memorial on 24th of March 1906.

Photo of Victoria Memorial, Panna Lal Road, George Town, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

It has a large canopy made of Italian limestone, dedicated to Queen Victoria. The canopy once sheltered a huge statue of Queen Victoria that was later removed.

Location : Panna Lal Rd, George Town, Prayagraj

6. Prayag Sangeet Samiti

Prayag Sangeet Samiti was established in the year 1926 with a view to popularize and teach Indian Classical music amongst the masses in India.

Photo of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Kamla Nehru Road, George Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

This institution is registered under the Indian Societies Act of 1860. The basic objective of the Samiti has always been to revive the prestige of the art of music comprising vocal music, instrumental music, dance and to organize systematic training in this art in India and in foreign countries, besides reaching it to people at large.

With this end in view, the Samiti had been devotedly applying itself to solid work for the last 62 years.

Location : 12 C, Kamla Nehru Road, George Town, Prayagraj

7. Allahabad University

Allahabad University has always occupied an esteemed place among the universities of India for over a century now. It was established way back on 23rd September 1887.

It is the fourth oldest university of India after Calcutta, Bombay and Madras University.

Photo of Allahabad University, Old Katra, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

The credit for conceiving a large Central College at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad), eventually to develop into a University, is due to Sir William Muir, then Lt. Governor of United Provinces.

As a result of his initiative the foundation stone of the Muir Central College (named after him) was laid on Dec. 9 1873 by His Excellency Lord Northbrook.

Vijay Nagram Hall, Senate Hall (Darbar Hall), SSL Hostel are the major buildings of Allahabad University.

Location : Senate House, University Road, Old Katra, Prayagraj

8. Chandrashekhar Azad Park

In British colonial era it was known as Alfred Park and informally as Company Bagh. It was built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city.

It is the biggest public park in Prayagraj with an area of 133 acres.

The park was renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931.

Chandrashekhar Azad Statue in CSA Park

Photo of Chandra Shekhar Azad Park Ground, George Town, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

I visited the Chandra Shekhar Azad park in the morning when lot of people were jogging around

Location : Georgetown, Prayagraj

9. Public Library

This is the oldest library of the city. It houses a large number of rare books, manuscripts and journals. This library was established in 1864 at the Chaitham Lines Area.

After the construction of the present building in 1878, the library was shifted here. This imposing building has been associated with another glorious chapter too.

Photo of Allahabad Public Library, George Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

The first Legislative Council of the State organised its first meeting in this building on January 8, 1887. Fourteen council meetings were held here.

Constructed in the memory of Lord Thornhill and Mayne, this building is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.

Location : Within the Chandrashekhar Azad Park Premises

10. Ganga Gallery (National Academy Of Science)

This Gallery uses a scientific aspect approach in order to highlight the religious, cultural, socio-economic & scientific aspects of the river Ganga.

Location : 5, Lajpat Rai Marg, Naya Katra, Prayagraj

11. Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev

Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev complex is spread over an area of about 500 sq. feet. The foundation stones were laid on 30th October 2004 by Parampoojya Swami Tejomayanandaji and Poojya Swami Subodhanandaji of Chinmaya Mission.

Pink sand stones from Rajasthan are being carved and fixed to give shape to Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev Dhyan Mandapam over the Foundation floor.

The foundation floor is designed to accommodate a Satsang Bhavan having a capacity of about 300 persons and all the essential services for Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev.

Location : Rasulabad Ghat road, Prayagraj

12. Dashashwamedha Temple

Lord Brahma had performed Ashwamedha Yajna here.

Dashashwamedheshwar Mahadev-Shiva linga, idols of Nandi, Sheshnag and a big Trishul (trident) are enshrined in the temple.

A marble slab bearing the image of a footprints in memory of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also installed here.

Nearby are the temples of Goddess Annapoorna, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh.

Location : Daraganj on the banks of river Ganges

13. Takshakeshwar Nath Temple

This is a temple of Takshakeshwar Lord Shankar. A little away is the Takshak Kund in the Yamuna.

Legend has in it that Takshak, the serpent had taken shelter here after it was chased out of Mathura by Lord Krishna.

Location : Dariyabad locality on the bank of river Yamuna, South Prayagraj

14. Khusrau Bagh

Khusrau Bagh is a large walled garden and burial complex. It is listed as an Indian Site of National Importance.

It is situated over forty acres and is shaped as a quadrangle.

Khusrau Bagh

Photo of Khusro Bagh, Lukarganj, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

It includes the tombs of Shah Begum (born Manbhawati Bai), Jahangir's Rajput; Khusrau Mirza(Jahangir's eldest son and briefly heir apparent to the Mughal throne); and Nithar Begum(Khusrau Mirza's sister and Jahangir's daughter).

Location : Muhalla Khuldabad close to the Allahabad Junction Station, Prayagraj

Khusrau Bagh

Photo of 15 Places Everybody Should Visit in Prayagraj(Allahabad) apart from the Kumbh Mela 2019 by Jaiveer Yadav

15. Anand Bhawan

Anand Bhawan is the ancestral home of Jawahar Lal Nehru, which is now turned into a museum. It has some wonderful memories of the first PM of India, Father of the Nation and the freedom struggle of India.

Anand Bhawan

Photo of Anand Bhawan Museum, Tagore Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Jawahar Planetarium, the planetarium is situated here, which has been striving to inculcate scientific temper among masses through its sky shows on astronomy and science.

Anand Bhavan was donated to Indian government in 1970 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the grand daughter of Motilal Nehru and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Swaraj Bhawan is located beside it.It has no entry fee. It's main theme is the life journey of Indira Gandhi.

Swar

Photo of Swaraj Bhawan, Tagore Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Location: Tagore Town, Prayagraj

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