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प्रयाग

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
प्रयाग  m. am. ‘place of sacrifice’, N. of a celebrated place of pilgrimage (now called Allāhābād) at the confluence of the गङ्गा and यमुना with the supposed subterranean सरस्वती (also -क, [AgP.]; cf.त्रि-वेणी; ifc. also in देव-pilgrimage, रुद्र-pilgrimage, कर्ण and नन्द-pilgrimage), [Mn.]; [MBh.] &c. (cf.[RTL. 375]; as N. of a country, [Priy. i, 3/4]; pl. the inhabitants of , [MBh.])
a sacrifice, [L.]
प्र-योग   a horse, [L.] (cf.)
See also: प्र - योग
N. of इन्द्र, [L.]
-क   N. of a man (also ), [Rājat.]
See also:
प्र-याग   b°याज See प्र-√ यज्.
See also: प्र - याग

प्रयागः [prayāgḥ]   1 A sacrifice.
 N. N. of Indra.
A horse.
 N. N. of a celebrated place of pilgrimage at the confluence of the Gaṅgā and Yamunā near the modern Allahabad; प्रत्यगेव प्रयागाच्च मध्यदेशः प्रकीर्तितः [Ms.2.21;] (said to be n. also in this sense). -Comp.
-भयः   an epithet of Indra.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
प्रयाग  m.  (-गः)
1. Sacrifice, oblation.
2. A celebrated place of pilgrimage, the confluence of the Ganges and Jamunā, with the supposed sub- terraneous addition of the Saraswatī; the modern Allāhābād. The term in composition is applied of many places of reputed sanctity, situated at the confluence of two rivers, as Deva-Prayāga, Rudra- Prayāga, Karṇa-Prayaga, and Nanda-Prayāga, in the Himālayā mountains, which with Prayāga or Allāhābād, constitute the five principal places so termed.
3. A name of INDRA.
4. A horse.
E. प्र principal, यज् to worship, and घञ् aff.; actual worship, or the place where worship is peculiarly efficacious; Allāhābād is one of the places where BRAHMĀ is supposed to have consummated ten Aśwamedhas or sacrifices of the horse, in commemoration of his recovery, of the four Vedas from ŚANKHĀSURA.

A dictionary, Marathi and English | mr  en |   | 
A place of pilgrimage, the modern Alláhábád, at the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna, with the supposed subterraneous addition of the Saraswatí. In comp. it is applied to many places of reputed sanctity, situated at the confluence of two rivers; as देवप्रयाग, कर्णप्रयाग, नंदप्रयाग.

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
PRAYĀGA   A sacred place situated at the meeting point of Gaṅgā and Yamunā. He who bathes at this holy spot would get the benefit of doing ten aśvamedhas. [Śloka 35, Chapter 84, Vana Parva]. It is believed that at Prayāga there is the presence of Brahmā, devatās, dikpālakas (guardians of the quarters), lokapālakas (guardians of the world), Sādhyas (realised souls), Pitṛs (manes), Maharṣis like Sanatkumāra, Aṅgiras, Brahmarṣis, Nāgas, Garuḍa, Siddhas, Sūryadeva and Mahāviṣṇu. There are three fire-pits there. The river Gaṅgā runs through the centre of these pits. The Centre of the confluence of Gaṅgā and Yamunā is believed to be the waist of the world. There is at Prayāga the world-famous Triveṇī confluence. If one bathes at that place one gets the benefit of Aśvamedha and Rājasūya together. The greatness of Prayāga is described thus: Prayāgatīrtha, Pratiṣṭhānatīrtha, Kambalatīrtha, Aśvataratīrtha, and Bhogavatītīrtha are said to be the Yāgavedīs of Prajāpati. At such a Prayāga Vedas and Yajñas live personified. If one praises it or chants its name in songs or smears the mud from it on one's body, one would be absolved of all sins. If one gives away anything in charity at this place or conducts Śrāddha (ceremony of giving offerings to deceased relatives) or does pious mutterings one would get benefits of an imperishable nature. There are about seventy thousand tīrthas in this world, ten thousand of one kind and sixty thousand of another kind. Prayāga has the presence of all these tīrthas and so it is considered as the best of all tīrthas. Here is the Bhogavatītīrtha of Vāsuki and the tīrtha called Haṁsaprapatana. If one bathes in the ponds there for three days together one would get the credit of giving as charity a crore of cows. The three important places are the Gaṅgādvāra, Prayāga and Gaṅgāsāgarasaṅgama. Chapter 211, Agni Purāṇa).

Aryabhushan School Dictionary | mr  en |   | 
 m  A place of pilgrimage, the modern Allahabad.

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