Allahabad , also known as Prayag and Ilahabad, is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Allahabad District, the most-populous district in the state. As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state, fifteenth in the Northern India and thirty-sixth in India, with an estimated population of 1.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region.In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest-growing city.Allahabad, in 2013, was ranked the third most livable city in the state and twenty-ninth in the country.
Presenting 15 Rare & Old Photo’s of “place of sacrifice” Allahabad | Part II
1# 1954 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
2# Allahabad On the Walls of the Fortress at time of a Pilgrimage, a photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928
3# Drying House (Indigo cakes on Shelves)
4# Persian Wheel
5# Mahatma Gandhi performing the opening ceremony of Kamla Nehru Hospital in Allahabad in 1941. Pandit Mahan Mohan Malavaya is Seated next to him and Dr. Jivaraj Mehta is seen standing on the extreme right
6# Pumping the fecula into boilers
7# The Allahabad fort seen from across the river, from the Illustrated London News, 1887 .
8# Tun Sookh Doss Bairagi, Hindoo Religious Mendicant Allahabad -c1860's
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9# 1954 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
10# Sowing with Drills
11# View of Allahabad, Showing the Fort, from vol. 3 of 'The Indian Empire' by Robert Montgomery Martin, c.1860
12# Nehru after immersing his mothers ashes at Allahbad
13# Pressing the Fecula
14# Allahabad Bank Ltd. Allahabad.
15# Tumnie (turning up lands)
The city's original name – Prayaga, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (union) of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati Rivers. It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad was originally called Kaushambi (now a separate district) by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur, who developed it as their capital. Since then, Allahabad has been a political, cultural and administrative centre of the Doab region. The Mughal emperor Akbar renamed Prayag, Ilahabad, which the British changed to Allahabad. In 1833 it became the seat of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces region before its capital was moved to Agra in 1835. Allahabad became the capital of the North-Western Provinces in 1858, and was the capital of India for a day. Allahabad was the capital of the United Provinces from 1902 to 1920.
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