UP Cabinet approves changing name of Allahabad to 'Prayagraj'
·The city of Allahabad was originally known as Prayag in
ancient times, which means a "place of offerings".
Mughal emperor Akbar founded a fort near the confluence of the Ganga and the
Yamuna, known as Sangam and renamed the city as Ilahabad, which meant
the "Abode of God", inspired by the religion he had founded,
·In the later years, Akbar's grandson Shah Jahan renamed the
entire city as Allahabad.