Allahabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was named to Allahabad or Ilahabad by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 which literally means the Garden of Allah in Urdu. It is also known as "Prayag" (the place of offerings). Allahabad is one of the holiest cities associated with Hinduism as the sacred rivers: namely, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati unite here. The "Maha Kumbh Mela" is the biggest religious event organised in Allahabad every 12 years in which Hindus gather to holy bath in a sacred rivers as it is believed that when Lord Vishnu, embodied as Mohini, was flying away with Amrita (the nectar of immortality), he spilled four drops of it at four places: Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain. Thus, this mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith started.
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