Bhardwaj Ashram in Prayagraj marks the spot on which the hermitage of the sage Bharadwaj once stood. Lord Rama is believed to have visited this place with his wife Ma Sita and brother Lakshman while in exile in the forest.
THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PRAYAGRAJ
The city of Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) is one of the largest and most populous cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh, with a deep spiritual history. The name “Prayag” means “Place of Sacrifice.” This refers to one of the earliest events associated with the city: it was here that Lord Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, is said to have performed His first yagna, or fire ceremony, after creating the world. The city of Prayagraj is mentioned throughout the ancient Indian scriptures, from the early Vedas to the Puranas, the Mahabharata to the Ramayana, when Lord Rama spent time in an ashram there.
The city is also a deeply sacred place, as it is Triveni Sangam – the place where the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati merge. It is where one of the drops of the nectar of immortality fell during the great war between the gods and the demons, thus the water that flows in the sangam is not just water – it is amrit, the nectar of immortality itself.