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Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 Images Showcasing Mystical Moments

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It’s the end of Poush, and Bengal’s biggest fair, the Ganga Sagar Mela in Sagar Island has attracted millions of pilgrims. In fact, about 3.5 million visitors were at the Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 which began on 15th. As the rest of India celebrates the end of Poush, on Makar Sankranti. The sacrosanct ritual involved taking a dip in the holy waters at the confluence of Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. From saints to civilians, everyone visits the holy spot during this time of the year. Another important part of this pilgrimage is to offer prayers at the Kapila Muni Temple. Millions of people – men and women, children and saints – visit the Ganga Sagar Mela every year; they hope to wash away their sins and gain blessings. Another set of people who visit the Mela are people armed with cameras. They capture moments of innocent faith and dedication.

Pithe, Ganga Sagar Mela, and Kites Mark Makar Sankranti in Bengal
Ganga Sagar Mela 2019Mystical Moments

Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 Images Showcasing Mystical Moments

The world has become smaller and come to fit in our palm, all thanks to the world wide web. And the Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 isn’t out of reach, either. We handpicked some of the most mystical moments captured this year, and posted on Instagram. Take a look:

At the wee hours of sunset, people start queuing for the holy dip:

Daybreak #fair #gangasagar #sunrise #sea #dogs #sadhu #waves

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And, nothing stops the devotees from making the journey.

It’s Nirvana that everyone seeks here.

Millions come together, driven by their faith.

It’s beyond what words can describe.

The desire for peace enamours every soul.

So, they let go.

They succumb to prayers…

They pray for colour.

They pray for a better tomorrow.

They pray for strength.

#travelphotography #gangasagar #escape #island

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They pray for light.

And then there’s light.

And in that moment of light, they become one with the Supreme Being.

Like every year, Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 is likely to have a heavy impact on the locals. The government of West Bengal has been actively promoting the entire Ganga Sagar region as a centre of eco-tourism.

Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 Images Showcasing Mystical Moments
Ganga Sagar Mela 2019 Mystical Moments Captured in Images

 

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