Bengal's biggest fair Ganga Sagar Mela
Gangasagar mela is the huge fair that celebrates Hindu's makar Sankranti Snana ritual.
Dates of GAngasagar Mela
Ganga sagar mela happens during mid january. Tentative dates are 14 th and 15 january.
Venue of Ganga sagar Mela
Gangasagar mela happens at the very place where Hindu's most sacred river Ganges makes an estuary with the Bay of Bengal. This is one of the most sacred places for Hindus across the world.
Importance of Gangasagar Mela
The day of Makar Sankranti is considered to be of great religious significance particularly because in this day the sun makes a transition to Capricorn from Sagittarius. It is believed by Hindus that when one takes a holy dip at gangasagar in the day of Makar sankranti then they wash off all the sins they have committed in life. It is also belived that if unmarried man or woman takes a dip in the water of Gangasagar and performs the related rituals at the ,b>Kapil muni temple they will be blessed with good life partners.
How to reach gangasagar mela
You can take the road. Buses are aviailable from all imprtant places of the city. And then take a sessel to reach the venue of Gangasagar mela.
Alterantively you can go their by Luxury Vessels that start from Nimkhana or Kolkata.
Accomodations at Gangasagar mela
Hotels are available at nearby Diamond Harbour.
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