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Thousands Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar On Makar Sankranti

Thousands of pilgrims took the holy dip on Makar Sankranti at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal, and offered prayers at the Kapil Muni temple at Gangasagar.

January 14, 2021

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Pilgrims offer prayers during the 'Gangasagar Mela', at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A pilgrim takes a holy dip during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during Ganga Sagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Pilgrims at Sagar Island to celebrate 'Makar Sankranti' festival, in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during Ganga Sagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Security personnel keep strict vigil via drone at Sagar Island during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A Naga sadhu blessing devotees at the Gangasagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Pilgrims take the holy dip during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A Naga Sadhu smokes a pipe at Gangasagar

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Pilgrims offer prayers after taking holy dips during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A scene at the Gangasagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during Ganga Sagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Pilgrims take a selfie at Gangasagar during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during Ganga Sagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A security official keeps strict vigil on pilgrims at Sagar Island during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Pilgrims take the holy dip at Gangasagar

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar

Pilgrims take the holy dip during 'Makar Sankranti' festival celebration, at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

A scene at the Gangasagar Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Utpaal Sorkkar