Divine SangamSangam, the union of three of the holiest rivers according to the Hindu Mythology - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati takes place. While the brownish Ganga meets the greenish Yamuna, an earthly origin in the Himalayan mountain range. Saraswati is believed to exist ethereally, without being visible to the human eye. It is also believed to flow beneath the surface. Mythological legend, according to which a few drops of nectar that turns mortal to immortal had fallen here, has made Allahabad the Tirthraja.
During Magh Mela, lots of people from far
and nearby places come to this place and
stay in temporarily made houses or tents at
the Sangam and spend the entire month of
Magh in prayers, known as “Kalpvas”. And
these people are called as “Kalpvasi”.
Kalpvaas has a special significance in Prayag.
It holds special significance in the month
of Magh, and it lasts from the 11th day of the month of Paush till the 12th day of the month of Magh. Kalpavas is marked by patience, non-violence and devotion, and meals are to be partaken only once a day. It is believed that kalpvaasis who fulfill all the vows get reborn as a king.