Information about the sculpture: Eklavya
- EKLAVYA is a character from the epic The Mahabharata.
- Ekalavya wanted to become a disciple of Dronacharya, but was rejected. Not to be discouraged, Eklavya made a statue of the famed teacher from the mud Drona walked upon, and worshipped it as his guru.
- Drona asked for the right thumb of Eklavya as his dakshina, a fee or donation generally paid to a priest or guru who taught. Eklavya severed his thumb and offered it to Drona as an obedient pupil and this act made him a symbol of ideal disciple.
Significance of the Crossing
Eklavya crossing or Eklavya chauraha located in civil lines Prayagraj also known as civil lines, Allahabad is one of the popular crossing of prayagraj (Allahabad).
It is a crossing between Sarojini Naidu Marg and Old GT(Grand Trunk) Bypass Road.
Main significance of this crossing is that it connects major parts of the city together viz. Government Press, High Court, Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, Post Office, All Saints’ Cathedral Church(Patthar Giriija), AG Office, Police Headquarters, Board of Revenue, Several Banks(Allahabad Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bank of Baroda etc.) and Hotels(Ajay International, Harsh Ananda, Ravisha) and it also has tea stalls, garage, public toilets and other basic facilities nearby.
Article by Shreya Rastogi