Prayagraj is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered one of the holiest pilgrimage centres of India. The Kumbh held in four sacred places of India and Prayagraj is one of them. A city of many dimensions is what befits the description of Prayagraj. In addition to being a major pilgrimage centre, the city has played an important part in the formation of modern India. Hindu mythology states that Lord Brahma, the creator, chose a land for the 'Prakrishta Yajna'. This land, on the confluence of three holy rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, blessed by gods, came to be known as Prayagraj. Prayagraj became the headquarters of Northwestern Provinces, after being shifted from Agra. Many important events in India's struggle for freedom took place here.