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Gangasagar Mela

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India - Ganga Sāgar

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From: 2015.01.15 To: 2015.01.15

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Fancy a holy dip en masse? Every year, hundreds of thousands pilgrims swarm to the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island to take a holy dip on the last day of Paus month of the Hindu calendar. One of the largest congregations on earth, the Hindu pilgrimage honors the story of King Sagara. Legend has it that it was the Ganges that revived the souls of the great king’s 60,000 sons who were previously burnt to ashes after disrespecting sage Kapila.

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