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Gangasagar Mela : One of the Biggest Religious Gatherings of India

Ganga Sagar is the largest village in Sagar Island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata, India. This island, also known as Sagardwip, a famous place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), lakhs of Hindus from different parts of India gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. The mythology says that Kapil Muni is an incarnation of Load Vishnu and on 14th of January the holy river Ganges descended on this planet. Gangasagar can be traced back to early ages when the epics were being written. The Ramayana and The Mahabharata have mentions of Gangasagar. The place has also found in many other tales of Hindu Mythology. Gangasagar is a kind of destination that attracts tourist in search of adventure and pilgrims in search of faith. The Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind in India after the triennial ritual bathing of Kumbha Mela. Apart from the huge number of general pilgrims, the assemblage of Naga Sadhus here gives a unique identity to this fest.