Ganga Sagar Mela 2021, Gangasagar Mela also known as Ganga Sagar Yatra or Ganga Snan, is the annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims to take a holy dip in River Ganga before She merges in the Bay of Bengal Sea during Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island or Sagardwip in West Bengal, India. Gangasagar Mela is the World’s second-largest human congregation at the confluence of the holy river Ganga and Bay of Bengal after Kumbh Mela. Ganga Sagar Mela 2021 Date is January 14.
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Gangasagar Mela is the World’s second-largest human congregation at the confluence of the holy river Ganga and Bay of Bengal after Kumbh. It is held in the month of January-February, People also take holy dip on January 13 and January 15. on the Ganga Sagar Island (Sagardwip), at the mouth of the river Hooghly in Bengal. It is attended by thousands of pilgrims every year. In Bengal, this sacred Ganga river merges with the sea.
Ganga Sagar Mela 2021 Date:-
- Makar Sankranti – Thursday, 14th January 2021
- Punya Kala – 14.01.2021 – 06:02 AM , 15.01.2021 – 06:02 PM
- Maha Punya Kala – 06:02 AM to 06:02 AM
The Ganga Sagar Fair begins a couple of days early and ends on the day after Makar Sankranti. Hindu pilgrims from India and around the world arrive at Sagar Island to take a holy dip in the sacred waters of the Ganga River before She merges in the Bay of Bengal.
Thousands of Hindus take a holy dip at the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti day morning and offer prayers to Lord Surya (the sun god). The holy dip is believed to wash the sins away and lead to the attainment of Moksha.
Ganga Sagar Snan 2021
After performing Ganga Snan, pilgrims visit the KapilMuni Temple situated nearby. This is an ancient temple and is one of its kind in India.
Devotees start to arrive in the first week of January and the venue attracts maximum pilgrims on the Makar Sankranti day.
Ganga Sagar Mela Snan the fair associated with Snan lasts for a week but proper Snan (Bath) and its religious ceremonies start from a day prior to Makar Sankranti and end the day after. On Makar Sankranti day, devotees keep fast and worship Kapil Muni at his temple at 3 AM in the morning with Maha Puja and Yagna and then bathe in the cold water of the holy Ganges River to wash away their sins.
Hindus from all over India and abroad come to perform Ganga Sagar Snan. But it is more frequented by people from West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Odisha due to their proximity to the place.