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Gangasagar Mela

Gangasagar Mela

Gangasagar Mela is certainly the largest fair of the state. The festival goes with its name, Gangasagar Mela as is held in the district of South 24 Pargana, also known as Gangasagar or can address as the shores of the massive Bay of Bengal. The festival marks its beginning with Makar Sakranti, when masses of devotees gather at the picturesque Sagar Dwip islands.

Thus, it gives a clear explanation that this annual festival is held in the month of January, which continues for the three consecutive days. Further the ritual will give you a jerk of sheer as in this bone chilling season, the devotees take a dip in the holy waters as to wash away the sins and purifies the soul.

The three day long affair is a gala event in the state attracts thousands of pilgrims and devotees to seek the blessings of God. Apart from this religious and spiritual ritual, visiting the state and attending this most fascinating gala event of the province also renders you to explore other attractions in the region such as Kapil Rishi’s ashram, which is situated in the vicinity and claims to be the oldest shrines in the country. Then, there is another attraction of a splendid beach which attracts people of all genres, which provides a breath taking view of the sunrise and sunset. To add cherry on top of crème, it is necessary to add the scenic splendor of the Mohanna or the convergence of the Ganges with the Bay of Bengal.

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