Allahabad

(redirected from Prayag)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Allahabad

(ăl'əhəbăd`, –bäd`), city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad is at the junction of two sacred rivers, the Yamuna and the Ganges. The confluence is known as Sangam and is visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every 12 years. The oldest monument is a pillar (c.242 B.C.) with inscriptions from the reign of AśokaAśoka
or Ashoka,
d. c.232 B.C., Indian emperor (c.273–c.232 B.C.) of the Maurya dynasty; grandson of Chandragupta. One of the greatest rulers of ancient India, he brought nearly all India, together with Baluchistan and Afghanistan, under one sway for the
..... Click the link for more information.
. The city was the scene of much fighting in the Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (1857). Allahabad was the capital of the United Provinces from 1901 to 1949 and the center of the Indian independence movement. It is a district administrative headquarters and trading center and has an airport and a university. There is also a museum, built on the estate of the Nehru family.

Allahabad

 

a city in northern India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh at the junction of the Ganges and Jumna rivers. Population, 514,000 (1971). It is a transportation junction. Industries include food and tobacco processing, glass production, and production of religious articles. There is a university and a place of worship for Hindu pilgrims. The stone column of Asoka (c. 242 B.C.) and a fort dating from 1583 are located in the city.

The date of Allahabad’s founding is unknown. In ancient India the city was known as Prayag—a name which is used to this day. The name of Allahabad was given to the city by Akbar, who built the fort of Allahabad near Prayag.

Allahabad

a city in N India, in SE Uttar Pradesh at the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers: Hindu pilgrimage centre. Pop.: 990 298 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Shankaracharya is propagating extremism by calling upon the Naga sadhus to assemble in Prayag and Haridwar," he added.
They twice took the lead against Prayag last week before losing 3-2, but have been impressive in seeing off lesser teams on the road as is testified by a 5-1 win at Mumbai and a 3-1 victory over Pailan Arrows.
To buttress this view of the Shankaracharya across the Hindu matrix, the akhara leaders have asked all the naga sadhus to assemble in Prayag Allahabad) and Haridwar.
Campaigners began their journey holding 'kalash' from the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi while halting in Prayag and Kanpur before camping here.
Prayag Bharati, a Bihar native who has found work as a driver in New Delhi, was shocked at the proposal.
Tenders are invited for Soap Dish Holder Size- 138 X 102 X 75 Mm Colour Cherry Make- India Prayag Or Similar Sample Available At Sse/Coa/Bsp
An alumnus of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, and Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, Gargi has been a regular fixture at cultural events organised by the Jharkhand government.
Among the poets who took part were eminent Hindi poet and art critic Prayag Shukla, Professor of English Literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Makarand Paranjape, noted Urdu poet and novelist Tarannum Riyaz, Hindi poet Vijay Shankar, noted poet Sukrita Paul Kumar, poet Alka Tyagi, artist and diplomat Abhay K.
Another Kolkata- based club, Prayag United has also been badly hit by the fraud as its sponsor is also from the financial investment sector.
These include MPS Greenery Developers Ltd, Prayag Infotech Hi- Rise Ltd, Ramel Industries Ltd, Rose Valley Real Estates, Tower Infotech, Vibgyor Allied Infrastructure Ltd and Waris Healthcare.
Jhansi, Sep 20 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev will begin a 1,00,000--km- long yatra' on Tuesday from Jhansi to Prayag to highlight his fight against corruption across the country and the functioning of the political system.