Gangasagar

An Endless Ocean, A Timeless Tale

"Sab Tirth bar bar, Gangasagar ekbar"


If you have ever heard these lines or felt its profoundness, then you have already touched the pulse of the place which says you may visit other holy places several times- but a visit once to Gangasagar is worth a life time.Gangasagar 2021 is almost around the corner and this year, the unfortunate onset of a pandemic has turned many things upside down. Keeping this in mind, we are taking intense precautionary measures so that people get to celebrate their unwavering faith without de-prioritizing their health. Now let us take you to the land of mysticism through our humble words.

Welcome to the land of impassioned faith where river Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal. It is one of those gateways which offer tranquility with acres of silver sand, calm sea & clear blue sky. Lying on the Continental Shelf of Bay of Bengal, Gangasagar or Sagar Island is a cut off island from the mainland in the lap of Ganges delta, about 100 km south of Kolkata under the jurisdiction of South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal.

Gangasagar is an emotion of the poetry in motion. A Journey to Gangasagar depicts a fascinating pictorial journey from samsara (the cycle of death and rebirth) to nirvana (salvation), a journey that has fascinated scholars, writers, rationalists and spiritualists since decades. The teeming multitude at Gangasagar Mela offers us a visual insight of man's relentless quest from the mundane to the spiritual.

It is often considered as the gateway of Moksha by many devotees & pilgrims, as more than 30 lakhs of pilgrims across the nation & World gathers at Gangasagar to take a dip in the holy waters of Ganga on the day of Makar Sankranti with a belief, that it will purify their soul leading them to the path of Moksha. Apart from the general pilgrims, the assemblage of Naga Sadhus here gives a unique identity and spirituality to this fair.A good number of devotees believe a dip in the right river at the right spot on the right day resets their sin counter to zero; Gangasagar Mela has grown out of this belief for over centuries.

The Gangasagar is a great pilgrimage, because it is a metaphor for human life.

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