Near the fort and Lord Hanuman temple at the bund area, this 130ft. high temple with four floors built in South Indian style has the idols of Kumaril Bhatt, Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya, Kamakshi Devi (with 51 Shaktipeeths around), TirupatiBalaji (with 108 Vishnus around) and Yogshastra Sahastrayoga Linga (having 108 Shivas around).
As per Padma Purana, Lord Bhrahma prayed to Lord Vishnu while performing yajna on the pious land of Prayagraj for the protection of Prayagraj and established his twelve forms in Prayagraj. Among the twelve Madhava temples of Prayagraj, the most well-known is Shri Veni Madhav temple. Located on the Nirala road of Daraganj, the idol here is made of Shaligram Shila. Shri Veni Madhav is also considered as the most revered God of Prayagraj. A huge number of devotees line up to for Darshan of their revered God throughout the year. It is believed that without the darshan of Shri Veni Madhav, the pilgrimage of Prayag and Panchkosi Parikrama is not considered complete. Chaitanya Maha Prabhu also used to perform Bhajan kirtan here during his Prayag visits.
In Daraganj locality, on the bank of the Ganga, is the Sankatmochan Hanuman Temple. It is said that Saint Samarth Guru Ramdasji had established the idol of Lord Hanuman Here. The idols of Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Bhairav, Durga, Kali and Navgrah are also enshrined in the premises of the temple. Nearby are Shri Ram-Janki temples and HaritMadhava temple.
It is situated near Minto Park on the west of the fort along the Yamuna River. It has a black stone lingam and statues of Ganesh and Nandi. There is a grand statue of Hanuman and an ancient peepal tree near the temple. This ancient Shiv temple is located in Barra tehsil 40 km south-west from Allahabad. The Shivling is installed on top of an 80-feet high hillock among picturesque surroundings.
Associated with Sage Bharadwaj, It is a renowned religious place. During the time of Sage Bharadwaj it was famous as an educational centre. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this place with Sitaji and Lakshmanji while proceeding to Chitrakoot during his exile. At present, there are temple of Bharadwajeshwar Mahadeva, Sage Bharadwaj, TeertharajPrayag and Goddess Kali etc. Neraby is the beautiful Bharadwaj Park.
Large canopy made of Italian limestone, dedicated to Queen Victoria. James Digges La Touche opened it on 24th of March 1906. The canopy once sheltered a huge statue of Queen Victoria that was later removed.
Prayag Sangeet Samiti was established in the year 1926 with a view to popularize and teach Indian Classical music amongst the masses in India. This institution is registered under the Indian Societies Act (Act No.XXI of 1860). The basic objective of the Samiti has always been to revive the prestige of the art of music comprising vocal music, instrumental music, and dance and to organize systematic training in this art in India and in foreign countries, besides reaching it to people at large. With this end in view, the Samiti had been devotedly applying itself to solid work for the last 62 years.
has always occupied an esteemed place among the universities of India for over a century now. Established on 23rd September 1887, it is the fourth oldest university of India after Calcutta, Bombay and Madras University. The credit for conceiving a large Central College at Allahabad, eventually to develop into a University, is due to Sir William Muir, then Lt. Governor of United Provinces. As a result of his initiative the foundation stone of the Muir Central College (named after him) was laid on Dec. 9 1873 by His Excellency Lord Northbrook. Vijay Nagram Hall, Senate Hall (Darbar Hall), SSL Hostel are the major buildings of Allahabad University.
The oldest library of the city is situated within the CSA Park premises. It houses a large number of rare books, manuscripts and journals. This library was established in 1864 at the Chaitham Lines Area. After the construction of the present building in 1878, the library was shifted here. This imposing building has been associated with another glorious chapter too. The first Legislative Council of the State organised its first meeting in this building on January 8, 1887. Fourteen council meetings were held here. Constructed in the memory of Lord Thornhill and Mayne, this building is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.
This Gallery, situated at 5, LajpatRaiMarg – NayaKatra uses a scientific aspect approach in order to highlight the religious, cultural, socio-economic & scientific aspects of the river Ganga.
Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev complex is spread over an area of about 500 sq. feet in Allahabad near Rasulabad Ghat road under Chinmaya Mission. The foundation stones were laid on 30th October 2004 by Parampoojya Swami Tejomayanandaji and Poojya Swami Subodhanandaji of Chinmaya Mission. Pink sand stones from Rajasthan are being carved and fixed to give shape to Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev Dhyan Mandapam over the Foundation floor. The foundation floor is designed to accommodate a Satsang Bhavan having a capacity of about 300 persons and all the essential services for Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev.
It is one of the revered places of the city situated on the bank of Ganga Daraganj. It is said that Lord Brahma had performed Ashwamedha Yajna here. Dashashwamedheshwar Mahadev-Shiva linga, idols of Nandi, Sheshnag and a big Trishul (trident) are enshrined in the temple. A marble slab bearing the image of a footprints in memory of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also installed here. Nearby are the temples of Goddess Annapoorna, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh.
This is a temple of Takshakeshwar Lord Shankar located in south of Allahabad city in Dariyabad locality on the bank of the Yamuna. A little away is the Takshak kund in the Yamuna. Legend has it that Takshak the serpent had taken shelter here after being chased out of Mathura by Lord Krishna.