Gangasagar Mela

Festival | Religious Festival

Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal is one of the most sacred Festivals in West Bengal, held on Makar Sakranti Day, 15 kms South of Kolkata on an Island (Sagar Island) where holy river Ganges meets the ocean. After the holy bath, the devotees pay a visit to nearby temple of 'Kapil Muni', a renowned saint. About 2,00,000 to 3,00,000 pilgrims visit the Sagar Island.

Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela.

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