Uttar Pradesh is a state well known for its rich diversity and cultural ethics. This time my visit to this state was more nonchalant and the die-hard photographic bug in me insisted me to capture every still moment in my lenses. Adventure and sports have always been an inevitable part of me, and visiting new places which have cultural importance is my old hobby. Me and friends decided to pay a visit to the Triveni Sangam in Uttar Pradesh as our trip to the state would have remained incomplete if we had not visited Triveni.
Reaching out to this place was not a tough task, as we hired an auto rickshaw which drove us to the historic place. Transport facilities are easily available from the railway station which stands at a distance of 12 kilometers from Triveni. Triveni Sangam is also sometimes known as ‘Mahasangam’ as it the conjunction point of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. According to the Hindu mythology, the confluence of these three pious rivers is considered to be a sanctum sanctorum in itself. The Ganges and Yamuna flow apparently, however the Saraswati River has a different mystery which is known to be flowing beneath the earth and is hence invisible. The epic and historic Maha KumbhMela is also conducted here in every twelve years which drags thousands of travelers from all over the world. During our time of visit, there was no Mela but still we got to learn a lot about the place and its history. So I and my friends were more than happy on availing such a great opportunity to visit the Triveni.
The religious importance of this place is vast which is why it drags masses of people throughout the year. The Sangam is not just mechanical, rather a pure treat for the eyes. The green and becalming water of Yamuna River amalgamates playfully with the pale yellow yet clear water of the Ganges. The Ganga is believed to be having a depth of 4 feet, while the Yamuna has a depth of 40 feet. Finally the two apparently visible rivers make their way to Bay of Bengal in the east and create a nexus. People take lively dips into the water believing that a bathe in the river would wash away all the sins.