Every festival in India is celebrated with pride and joy by all Indians and planning a festival tour in India during any festival can acquaint you to the diverse culture and traditions of the country. Gangasagar Mela is one such important festival of India which is celebrated every year in the month of January in West Bengal. This is a globally acclaimed festival tour where more than 30 lakhs of pilgrims and tourists from far across the nation and the globe gather at Gangasagar.
Location and Date of Ganagasagar Mela
Gangasagar Mela is celebrated every year on Makar Sankranti. The dates vary between 13 th and 15 th January. It is a one-day event celebrated at the Sagar Island in the Ganges delta, lying at the top of the Bay of Bengal, and is about 100 km from Kolkata.
Gangasagar Mela Celebrations and Beliefs
Sagar island is considered as a place of Hindu pilgrimage. On the day of Makar Sankranti (usually, 14th January), tourists and pilgrims take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal. They offer
their prayers to River Ganga and the Sun lord. It is said that taking a dip in the river Ganga on an auspicious day is a way to purify your souls and sins.
The Gangasagar Fair – Some highlights
The Gangasagar Fair is considered as the gateway of Moksha for many. A visit to this festival fair is highly recommended. Plan Gangasagar mela tour with Truly India Tours, the best tour operator for India.