The spiritual, mesmerising and epiphanic value of Kumbh Mela in India leaves an indelible imprint on the minds of the devout pilgrims. This mass Hindu Pilgrimage is revered as one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the entire world. The term 'Kumbh' is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning 'pitcher.' It also refers to the zodiac sign of Aquarius. While, the term 'Mela' means 'gathering.' This tradition is so ancient and sacred, that it was even included in the travel accounts of Chinese traveller Hsuan Tsang, when he visited India in 629-645 BCE.
Allahabad gets known as settled by God in Uttar Pradesh naming itself one of the holiest cities of the country. Renamed from Prayaga to Allahabad by Mughal Emperor-Akbar, this holy city appears out as the second-oldest city in the country. Allahabad comes deeply associated with Hinduism organising to Kumbha Mela at banks of river Ganga after a respective gap of each twelve years.