<p>Allahabad is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the City of God in Persian and also known as Prayag (Sanskrit for &quot;place of sacrifice&quot;). It is one of four sites of the mass Hindu pilgrimage Kumbh Mela. It has a position of importance in Hindu scriptures for it is situated at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and the ancient Sarasvati River. Kumbh Mela, when the waters are said to be especially purifying, occurs every 12th year in Allahabad. This occasion is most sacred to the Hindus, and people gather in hundred thousand to take a holy dip in the confluence during this occasion. Allahabad, which gave a lot of administrators and academicians, is an ancient city with shades of modernity. The city has been the place of haunting and lasting memories. Besides Hindus and Muslims, Jains and Christians are also live inconsiderably.</p>

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