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I took this snap of Sadhu Baba (Monk) in Gangasagar Fair,West Bengal which is very famous religious fair in India.

the painted portrait behind the sadhu actually belongs to Lord Shiva who is the Supreme God.Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the destroyer god or transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. God Shiva is a yogi who has notice of everything that happens in the world and is the main aspect of life. Yet one with great power lives a life of a sage at Mount Kailash.


Sagar Island (Bengali: সাগর দ্বীপ) lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large — with an area of around 300 km˛. It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.

This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip in the Ganges and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.

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  • Copyright: Prasun Biswas (prasun984) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 663 W: 0 N: 547] (5590)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-12
  • Categories: Festivals, Humorous
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 5:13
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