Trip Information

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Trip Date:2008-01-13 - 2008-01-15
# Photos:21 [View]
Countries visited:India
This is a series of photos taken during a trip to GANGASAGAR FAIR,january 2008 againA wonderful place for pilgrims and I would like to suggest, to all of the trekearth member to
visit this place

Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal(INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of piligrams from all over India.
The pilgrims come for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti (last day of the Bengali Month) Negha -Mid January. They take dips in the Ganges and offer water to the Sun God. The dip, as they say, purifies their 'self' and according to them, 'punya' can be obtained thus. When they are done with the ritual obligations, they head towards the Kapilmuni Temple situated nearby, to worship the deity as a mark of respect.
For more photos on it, click my 31st August..2008)Waiting for your valuable comments in my GUEST BOOK....