What is your opinion on the proposed change of name of AllahabadThis is a very sacred town for Hindus. It is also an ancient city. In every six years, Ardh-kumbh and in every twelve years, Purn-Kumbh is held in Prayag adjacent to the city, where the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati meet.
Mughal empire Shahjahan had changed the name of the city from Triveni or Prayag to Illahabad. When British shifted their base from Agra to this city, they started pronouncing it as Allahabad. But people of this ancient city haven't forgotten the history. They have been demanding to change the name of the city and bring back the old name, for a quite long time.
Now the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has acceded to the popular demand. The State Cabinet has accepted the proposal to rename the city. Most probably and aptly, the city will be named 'Prayag'.
With this, the long-pending demand will be acknowledged and accepted. I support the change.
Members! Please share your opinion on this issue.