Just came from Gangasagar Fair & shot it there...Gangasagar Mela(fair) is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal (INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of pilgrims from all over India.
The pilgrims come for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti (last day of the Bengali Month) Magha -Mid January. They take dips in the Ganges and offer water to the Sun God. The dip, as they say, purifies their 'self' and according to them, 'punya' can be obtained thus. When they are done with the ritual obligations, they head towards the Kapilmuni Temple situated nearby, to worship the deity as a mark of respect......
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- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D60, 18-55mm, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 1:15