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Kapil Muni Temple of Sagar Island in Bengal: Gangasagar Mela


Posted Date: 02-Jan-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Festivals in West Bengal    
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The first Kapil Muni Temple of Sagardwip was razed by a tornado. Later two Temples of Kapil Muni of Sagar Island been destroyed by the sea. In the year 1961, the chief minister of Bengal, Shri B.C.Roy again setup the Kapil Muni Temple at Sagardwip Island for the fourth time.

Middle of January every year, on Makar Sankranti day (winter season), thousands of pilgrims from all over India rushes to Sagardwip to have a holy dip at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and river Ganga. Temple of Kapil Muni, legendary sage of Bengal, has been a well-known pilgrim centre of Bengal from the ancient years. The fair at Sagardwip, known as Gangasagar Mela, held on Makar Sankranti. Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair in West Bengal and the famous sentence could be heard from every Bengalese “Sab tirtha Bar bar – Gangasagar Ekbaar”. Sagar Island (Sagardwip), hot spot for Hindu pilgrimage, crowded with pilgrims during Makar Sankranti.

Kapil Muni


How to get there at Kapil Muni Ashram? Where is Kapil Muni Temple?


Kapil Muni Temple located in Sagardwip, the Island of southernmost part of Bengal, and can be reached from Kolkata (Calcutta) either by road and then by a vessel, or by chartered luxury vessels starting from Namkhana & Kolkata. One has to travel to Kakdwip (by Train or Bus from Kolkata), then to Herwood Point (Lot No. 8), cross the river Muriganga by boat (ferry) and reaches Sagardwip.
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