is the hub of spiritual life and prime attraction for every visitor, whether
hedonist or religionist. Indeed, Allahabad owes its greatness to the ceremonial
bath with chants at the exact place, where the three holy rivers meet. It is an exhilarating
experience, apart from the spiritual bliss it holds in store. This
confluence resembles more or less an island and brings to its heart all types
people in boats for a dip. If once they reach the spot, and dip their bodies,
they enjoy the thrilling sensation of cool waters and become oblivious
of environs. It lasts longer. A memorable experience, which they cherish
throughout life. When they come to the bank, they are greeted by innumerable
groups of people sitting before pandas priests, absorbed either in celebrating
marriages to the married with all fanfare due, or guiding in offering pindas.
Pinda Pradhan this is as famous as Gaya. Sraddha performed at the Sangam is
valued most highly by the departed. Further, god and gift of cow preferably tawny,
decorated with flowers, clothes, ornaments, turmeric etc., showers many merits.