20 Attractions to Explore Near Belha Devi
Belha devi temple is an old Hindu temple in the city of Bela Pratapgarh, dedicated to the goddess Belha, the local incarnation of the Devi. Mata Belha Devi Temple at Pratapgarh is a symbol of Hindu culture and faith. The shrine located on the bank of the Sai river is an epitome of age-old tradition of Shakti worship in northern India. Belha Devi being the abode of Shiva and his consort ’shakti’ became the centre of Shakti worship.
This temple is built in the forest of Kushfara, about 2 km from the Vishwanathganj market in Pratapgarh. The people of this temple are said to have deep reverence and faith. It is believed that even those who visit here only become eligible for the grace of Shani Dev. It is also considered to be very important due to the only mythical Shani Dham of the Awadh region. Every Saturday 56 types of dishes are offered to this temple.
Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham is an ancient Shiva temple, situated in the village of Katra Gulab Singh, on the banks of Bakulahi River. The temple enshrines a Shiva Linga and it is believed that this Shiva Linga was set up by the Pandavas at this place. As per legends, the Shiva Linga of Bhayaharan Nath was established by Bhima, after killing the demon Bakasur. Saints Shri Naga Baba and Shri Dandi Baba stayed at this place, worshipped Shiva and served this temple for many years.
The University of Allahabad, informally known as Allahabad University, is a public central university located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. Established on 23 September 1887, it is the fourth oldest modern university in India.
Bhakti Mandir is a Hindu Temple located in tehsil Kunda district Pratapgarh. This divine temple was established by the world’s fifth original Jagadguru in November 2005. It is maintained by Kripalu Parishat, a non-profit, charitable, educational and spiritual organization. Beautiful life sized Divine Deities of Radha Krishna and Sita Ram leave the visitors spellbound. Adjacent to it is a large dome which is another magnificent structure.
The Anand Bhavan is a historic house museum in Allahabad, India, focusing on the Nehru Family. It was bought by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhavan (previously called Anand Bhavan) was transformed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress. A planetarium named Jawahar planetarium is situated here.
Bharadwaj Ashrama in Allahabad is symbolic of a continuum of Hindu culture and civilization since ages immemorial. During the time of Ram, River Ganga used to flow aside it as it was situated on the banks of the divine river. A shrine marks the spot on which once the hermitage of the sage Bharadwaj stood. Rama had met him and had a significant dialogue with him here.
The Allahabad Museum is a national-level museum in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh established in 1931. known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by the Ministry of Culture. Moreover, it is a premier research center for archaeologists, historians, and academicians and carries out extensive research activities and publications in archaeology, art, and literature. Its rock art gallery has the largest collection of prehistoric paintings displayed in India .
Chandrashekhar Azad Park is a public park in Allahabad. Built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city, with an area of 133 acres, it is the biggest park in Allahabad. It was renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931.
also known as Patthar Girja is an Anglican cathedral located in Prayagraj, Modeled after 13th-century Gothic style churches, The cathedral is at the centre of a large open space at the crossing of two of the principal roads of Allahabad, MG Marg and SN Marg.
Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganges. It is recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.
Akshayavat is a sacred fig tree mentioned in the Hindu mythology. According to a legend, once the sage Markandeya asked Lord Narayana to show him a specimen of the divine power. Narayana flooded the entire world for a moment, during which only the Akshayavat could be seen above the water level.
Khusrau Bagh is a large walled garden and burial complex located in muhalla Khuldabad close to the Allahabad Junction railway station, in Prayagraj. The three sandstone mausoleums within this walled garden, present an exquisite example of Mughal architecture.
This is the point of the confluence of Three rivers (Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati). The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus, with a bath here said to flush away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. A place of religious importance and the site for historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years, over the years it has also been the site of immersion of ashes of several national leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.
The New Yamuna Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge located in Allahabad. The bridge was constructed by the end of 2004 with the aim of minimizing the traffic over the Old Naini Bridge. The bridge runs North-South across the Yamuna river connecting the city of Allahabad to its neighborhood of Naini.
The Lal Darwaza Masjid in Jaunpur, India was built in around 1450 A.D. The mosque was built along with the palace of Bibi Raji, who was the Queen of Sultan Mahmood Sharqi, a ruler of the Sharqi Dynasty. The Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur was formed to serve as a private mosque of the Queen.
Shahi Bridge or Munim Khan's Bridge or Akbari Bridge or Mughal Bridge or Jaunpur Bridge is a 16th-century bridge over river Gomti in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered the construction of the Shahi Bridge, which was completed in the year 1568–69 by Munim Khan. It took four years to complete the bridge. It was designed by Afghan architect Afzal Ali.
Atala Mosque is a 14th-century mosque in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur. Atala Masjid was built by the destroyed remains of a Hindu temple in old times and which is still visible in the present structure.
Sita Samahit Sthal is a well known Hindu pilgrimage and a good tourist spot with a lot of tourists almost throughout the year.It is said that this temple is the place where Sita went into the earth when she willed it while she was living with Saint Valmiki in the forest of Sitamarhi.
This pillar is located in Kaushambi where it was erected by the great emperor of the Mauryan kingdom, Ashoka. It is in ruins but still holds much importance as it an artefact of the golden period of the Mauryan Empire and the great beliefs of peace harbored by Ashoka.