One of the oldest cities of India, Allahabad is also known as ‘Thirthraj Prayag’. The confluence of the three sacred rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati (Triveni Sangam) marks the religious importance of the city. The highlight of the religious significance of the place is apparent even today; every year a month long bathing festival, “Magh Mela” is held when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha (January-February). Every twelfth year the occasion is marked by “Kumbh Mela”, which is so far the largest congregation anywhere in the world. The University of Allahabad is one of the four oldest universities of the country. Besides the university, the city can boast of several prestigious institutions and places of interested Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Moti Lal Nehru National Institute of Technology, The National Academy of Sciences, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Social Sciences, and many others.