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Gangasagar Mela 2020

January 13, 2020

A holy man blesses a devotee at a transit camp on way to Gangasagar, in Kolkata.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

A man smokes marijuana with his followers at a transit camp on way to Gangasagar, in Kolkata. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take the annual holy dip at Gangasagar, where the Ganges River reaches the Bay of Bengal, on the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival day that falls on Jan. 15.

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Pilgrims queue up for free meals at a transit camp on way to Gangasagar, in Kolkata.

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Pilgrims are served an evening meal at a transit camp on way to Gangasagar, in Kolkata.

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Pilgrims dry their sarees at Babughat side of River Ganga in Kolkata.

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A sadhu lights a pipe in Kolkata.

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A Naga Sadhu blesses a devotee at Gangasagar fair transit camp, in Kolkata.

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Devotees on the way to Gangasagar Island for Makar Sankranti, at a transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata.

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Sadhus are seen waiting at a temporary transit camp, in Kolkata

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Devotees have arrived at the Gangasagar mela transit camp on their way to the Gangasagar to take a dip at the confluence at the Sagar island of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the forthcoming occasion of the Makar Sankranti.

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A Naga Sadhu blesses a devotee at Gangasagar transit camp, in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A Sadhu seen waiting at a temporary transit camp

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Pilgrims stand in queue to receive a free meal at a gangasagar transit camp in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Devotees are seen at a transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A Sadhu seen at a transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Devotees are seen waiting at transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A Sadhu seen at a transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Devotees are seen waiting at a transit camp of Gangasagar, in Kolkata

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

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