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Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters,
This month our sojourn is to Allahabad to immerse ourselves in the holy atmosphere of MahaKumbhMela.


Allahabad - PrayagaSangamam
The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is especially sacred to Hindus. The earlier settlements of the Aryans were established in this city then known as Prayag.PrayagasyaPraveshshuPapamNashwatiTatkshanam. All sins are cleaned with entry in Prayag (the ancient name of modern time Allahabad) PRAYAG is one of the historic and mythological cities of India with glorious past and present. It continues to enjoy the distinction of being a place of haunting and lasting memories. It is a city of mixed culture of Hindu, Muslims, Jains and Christians.

Its sanctity is manifested by references to it in Puranas, the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth(i.e.Prayag) to perform 'PrakristaYag', at the beginning of the creation and he also referred to it as Tirth raj or the King of all pilgrimage centres' As per writing of 'PadamPuran' - "As the sun is amongst the moon and the moon amongst the stars, likewise 'Prayag is best amongst all places of pilgrimage" The bathing at Prayag is mentioned in Brahma Purana as "in the month of Magha at the bank of Ganga Yamuna in Prayag bestows results of millions and millions of AshvmedhaYajna"

Prayag is birth place of Som, Varuna and Prjapati. Prayag has been associated with mythological personalities in Brahmanical(Vedic) and Buddhist Literatures. It was the seat of the great sage Bhardwaj, sage Durvasa and Sage Pannas. Sage Bhardwaj lived here circa 5000BC and taught more than 10000 disciples. He was the greatest philosopher of ancient world.

In 1575 AD Emperor Akbar founded the city in by the name of
"ILLAHABAS" which has now become ALLAHABAD meant "The City of Allaha" impressed with the strategic importance of the SANGAM. In medieval India the city enjoyed the honour of being the religio-cultural center of India. From the days of civilization Allahabad has been seat of learning, wisdom and writing. It is the most vibrant politically spiritually conscious and spiritually awakened city of India.



Our sojourn continues next month…Till then Sai Ram


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