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 (ăl′ə-hə-băd′, ä′lə-hə-bäd′)
A city of north-central India at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges Rivers west of Varanasi. It was built on the site of an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city and is still a pilgrimage site for Hindus.


(ˌæləhəˈbæd; -ˈbɑːd)
(Placename) a city in N India, in SE Uttar Pradesh at the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers: Hindu pilgrimage centre. Pop: 990 298 (2001)


(ˌæl ə həˈbæd, ˌɑ lə hɑˈbɑd)

a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in N India, on the Ganges. 806,486.
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The ancient pillar-cult at Prayaga (Allahabad): its pre-Asokan origins.
Kumbh Tragedy Inquiry Committee, Report of the Committee Appointed by the Uttar Pradesh Government to Enquire into the Mishap which Occurred in the Kumbha Mela at Prayaga on the 3rd of February 1954, Allahabad: Government of India, 1955, p.
Prayaga seems to have once had an equal, if not stronger basis in textual authority for making the same claim, as did Kuruksetra.