Akshayavat Overview
A fig tree sacred to the Hindu religion, the Akshayavat is enclosed within the walls of the Allahabad fort. According to a mythical legend of the Hindus, Sage Markandeya once asked Lord Vishnu or Narayana to demonstrate his powers to the world. In response, the lord flooded the entire planet, but even then, only the Akshaayavat could be seen above the water. It is one of the most religiously significant places to visit in Allahabad.

It is considered to be indestructible and is worshipped by Hindus around the world. When the British gained control of the Allahabad Fort, they restricted entry to the sensitive parts of the fort, and even today, people have to obtain special permission from the Fort authorities to visit the tree. However, on the day of the Kumbh Mela every year, the tree is open to the public and is worshipped by all.

Location: Allahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211005

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