Gangasagar Mela

Gangasagar Mela: Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair of the West Bengal State. It is a three day event held in mid January on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated at Sagar Dwip, where the Holy river Ganga connects with the Bay of Bengal, in dist. South 24 pargans. On this day millions of pilgrims from every corner of India assemble here to take Holy Bath. The pilgrims believe that taking a Holy Dip during this mela, cleanses all sins and clears all diseases.