Allahabad (Prayagraj) Tourism
Allahabad is known to be the land of rivers where the Gods reside. It was named Illahabad that means the home of the gods. The Mughals extensively ruled this place for a long time which is why the name of the city was kept after the God that they worshipped. ‘Allah’ means Allah ‘abad’ means populated.
Now, this city has been renamed to Prayagraj, because - ‘Pra’ means first and ‘yag’ means holy sacrifice or ritual. It is believed that Lord Brahma performed his first ever ritual on this land. Another reason for the same is because ‘Prayag’ means place of sacrifice or offering. Due to the fact that this city lies close to the confluence of the three rivers, it is also known to the major place of sacrifice. The city was named by King Akbar who was the major ruler of the Mughal dynasty, after which the name was changed to Allahabad. For 443 years, the city continued to be called by the same name after which recently, the BJP government changed its name to Prayagraj. Due to the fact that this city is also a major attraction for the Hindu Pilgrims, the name was reinstated to that of an Indian state.