Celebration of arsha type of marriage here is recommended by the scriptures,
and it fetches immortal bliss to the parents. Further it is enunciated in the
scriptures that one can fulfill desires of any kind, if he stays for one month
at Prayag and prays to deities after bath everyday in Triveni. Tonsure at Prayag
has special a merit. Sastras say, rather vociferously that one has to
necessarily shave at Prayaga, offer Pindas at Gaya, make offerings at
Kurukshethra and leave mortal body at Kasi. If one offers hair at Prayaga, he is
exempted from giving the same at other places of religious importance like Gaya,
Kurukshetra or Kasi. Men are shaved completely beard and moustaches, and in the
case of women, cutting of tresses about two finger breadths has the same merit.
After performing several religious rites, the pilgrims walk straight to the fort
over-looking the scenic confluence of Triveni. It was built by emperor Akbar
during his heyday. It is an architectural marvel, unrivalled in its crafts
manship, elegance and designs.