After the big announcement of Uttar Pradesh’s historic city Allahabad’s name changed back to ‘Prayagraj’, many people were left confused about how to react. While some were happy that the identity of the city was revived with the new name, others were not really happy and felt it as the tongue twister. The state’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying on Saturday, "It might be the wish of many people that Allahabad can be renamed Prayagraj. It will be a very good message. If everyone agrees, we should know this city as Prayagraj and it can be a good start."
This reclaiming of the city’s old Vedic name ‘prayag’ comes just in time for the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which will take place in January next year. The city was called ‘prayag’ during the Vedic period and is also mentioned in the Vedaa as the location where Brahma (the creator of the universe) attended a ritual sacrifice after creation. While the city has reclaimed its old name, Twitterati is left confused about it for many reasons. The major question netizens are asking is what will happen to Allahabad Bank now? Will it’s name also change?
Here are the reactions of the Twitterati-
#Prayagraj Will the bank name also be changed?— Pradeep Kumar S (@pradeepkumar008) October 16, 2018
Forget about the Allahabad Bank, Twitterati also has mixed reactions on renaming Allahabad since it is difficult to roll the name off the tongue. Here what netizens are saying-
*Boy from Allahabad born in Oct 18*— Amey Kulkarni (@Kulkarnium) October 16, 2018
"I was born in Allahabad and brought up in Prayagraj"
Modi Ji : Rupee is falling continuously, what should we do to fix it?— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) October 15, 2018
Yogi : Rupee Ka naam badal kar Kuwaiti Dinar rakh do#Prayagraj
I m sure once we r done renaming all places to thr Original Hindu names all these places will bcom-— Saqib Khawaja 🇮🇳 ثاقب 🇮🇳 (@Saqibkhawaja_) October 16, 2018
Safe havens for women & children
Agriculture & small Industries will flourish
People will stop throwing garbage
Cant wait for tht magic to start happening#Allahabad to #Prayagraj https://t.co/TwCSiFle2s
Now that Allahabad is going to be renamed Prayagraj, Yogiji might also want to consider renaming Kanpur as Pan Parag Raj.— Punster® (@Pun_Starr) October 15, 2018
Patrol prices are increasing continuously— Aditya Abhyankar 🖤 (@AdiTheReaper178) October 16, 2018
Let’s call it anaj
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