In the run-up to the mega event, the entire city of Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) is under construction. Footpaths and speed-breakers are being built. The roads are dotted with digital hoardings where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet are welcoming visitors to the Kumbh.
The sudden spate in changing the names of key UP districts, towns and railway stations drew criticism from not only the opposition but the ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) too.
Sources in the Government inform that name change would not be limited to just the city and soon famous Allahabad University and even Allahabad High Court, Railway Station, are also likely to see the name change as Prayagraj, along with many other institutions.
With the use of advanced technologies such as light, aerial acts and sound effects, the overall performances of Ramleela at Jamnipur Kotwa has completely changed. This Ramleela is performed around 30 km from Allahabad, now renamed as Prayagraj since the last 100 years now
Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.
Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.