E-Puja is one of the newest initiatives brought forward by the South 24 Parganas District Administration to cope with the threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic and reach out to the millions of devotees across the world.
With this initiative, one can offer their puja directly from their home by filling up the E-Puja form, mentioning your name and gotro, and pay Rs 100.
After offering the Puja at the Kapil Muni Temple, the devotees will receive the e-puja within 10 days.
The pack will have the puja prasad and Ashirwadi flower, so that every individual who aren’t able to reach the mela physically, can feel its pulse from their drawing room.
The journey to Gangasagar in mediaeval times was a perilous one. With the passage of time, the journey has eased up but still remains exhaustive for the elderly and PWDs, making them hesitant about the sacred pilgrimage despite having a strong desire.
Sagar Bhraman is a thoughtful initiative undertaken by the South 24 Parganas to make the Gangasagar journey for senior citizens and PWD much more comfortable and no one is left behind in their quest for Moksha.
The specially designed tour will be completely monitored by trained caretakers and cover all the main attractions of the Gangasagar Mela.
The service receiver will be picked up by the mela authorities from Babughat around 8:00 am as per the date mentioned in the ticket and dropped off the next day. Food and lodging would be provided by the authorities completely free of charge, so that there is no barrier in the path of faith.
Meditation is one of the essential activities that humans practice to leave behind the troubles of their daily life and connect with their spiritual self. The peaceful ambience of Gangasagar creates an enchanting atmosphere ideal for meditation.
The Dhayan Kendra, one of the newest initiatives of Gangasagar Mela 2022, has been specially designed by the authorities to offer the devotees an opportunity to meditate on the sacred premises of the Sagar Island.
Each meditation session is overseen by a distinguished Sadhu, who will enlighten people with their profound knowledge of faith and inspire them to navigate their lives through pathos and adversity.
The mythology and legends behind Gangasagar are widely known amongst devotees across the cosmos. However, most devotees are not privy to the amazing historical trivia and stories associated with the Gangasagar temple and mela of the bygone era.
Sagar Sangarlay is an innovative approach that offers the pilgrims an opportunity to reminisce the history of Gangasagar in an interactive way and relive the historical milestones that made the Mela such an enduring feature of India’s culture.
Millions of pilgrims reach the shores of Gangasager with a desire to attain Moksha and relieve their souls from the circle of life and death. After completing the excruciating journey to Gangasagar, most desire to bring back some memories of their journey.
The Sagar Paridhan initiative will help in accomplishing this desire. The Sagar Paridhan kiosk will house every kind of memorabilia related to Gangasagar. The thoughtful souvenirs will be priced treasures for every devotee and their family members who were unable to attend the mela.
Devotees reach the sacred shores of Gangasagar every year in search of the divine. The rhythmic hymns of pandits and the fragrance of the incense sticks create a state of spiritual trance.
The authorities this year have made a special arrangement by organising Sagar Arati on the pristine coasts of Gangasagar, a grand culmination of puja offerings and a beacon of divinity and bliss.
The pilgrims can witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of Sagar Arati from a secluded area, soaking in the blessings of the divine.
Gangasagar, a pilgrimage mentioned in the ancient verses of the Mahabharata, is an expedition for the peace of the soul, a pursuit of the divine, liberation from Samsara…towards Moksha. A liberation that transcends the boundaries of differences and nurtures equality. Holding on to the belief in equality, the District Administration of South 24 Parganas is introducing a new initiative, Punyatari, as a celebration of the union between the 23 districts of West Bengal.
বThe water from the holy confluence of Gangasagar will be placed in the Kumanduls, and with hymns of harmony, they will set sail to the 23 districts, restoring peace to every nook and corner of Bengal with the blessing of Ganga.
Regional folklore, costumes, culture, and folk dance of each district will be unveiled at Gangasagar before the boats begin their voyage towards home. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, the Kumanduls will be placed at the holy shrines, allowing devotees to witness a historical moment.
With the trumpet of the conch, this will elevate the Mela to a magnitude beyond the ordinary, uniting each district with amity.
The path to the divine land of Gangasagar was a perilous one, but with passing time, various initiatives eased the cumbersome pilgrimage and made the seeking of blessings from Kapil Muni’s ashram a lot easier. This year, the District Authorities have launched a new initiative, Sagar Sangam, a talk show chronicling various facets of Gangasagar.
Every evening of the Mela, the hosts will shed light on some interesting facts and participate in an interactive session with the Chief Guest, officers-in-charge of various departments, and pilgrims, gaining insight into their perception of the mela.
The devotees will get a glimpse of the initiative taken by the district authorities to make the Ganagasagar Mela a more welcoming place. Besides this, the behind-the-scenes faces and duties of social workers and government officials who weave the magic would be revealed to the world.
Each of these fascinating panels will be in an episodic format on the official Gangasagar website.