Adorned with a new spirit along with a new name, the streets of Allahabad have come alive with art depicting the glory of ancient Indian mythology.
The city is zealously being decorated for the upcoming Kumbh Mela, with splashes of colour taking the form of animals, birds, scenes of Samudra Manthan. These are fables passed on to geenrations, as told in the Puranas and slogans of ‘Jai Sri Ram. Art lovers can not only enjoy the depictions of the tales of yore and nature, but also witness murals of saints from the medieval age like Kabir and Sankaracharya. The beautiful pieces of art are not confined by the parameters of walls, as the art spills over buildings. The artwork makes up a breath-taking composite piece in itself.
The rich cultural heritage of Allahabad finds expression in the community’s collective effort to beautify the city, a spirit which is intrinsic to the much awaited Mela. The city is now a treat to the eyes for art lovers, aficionados of culture and all the Mela enthusiasts. The Kumbh Mela commences on the 15th of January. Make your way down to Allahabad to experience the city in a whole new light, and plan a trip if you haven’t already!