Along with Ashoka's Brahmi script inscription from 3rd-century BCE, the pillar has a Samudragupta inscription, as well as a Magha Mela inscription of Birbal of Akbar's era. It states,

Allahabad houses various central government offices and organisations, such as-

A procession of pilgrims cross the Ganges during the 2001 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad