Gangasagar Mela 2014: Ganga Sagar Mela, Ganga Snan during Makar Sankranti

Gangasagar Mela or Ganga Sagar Fair is the largest mela in West Bengal. Gangasagar Mela is observed during Makar Sankranthi. In 2014, Ganga Sagar Mela starts on January 12 and ends on January 14.

The mela is celebrated at Sagar Island where the holy river Ganga connects with the Bay of Bengal. Ganga originates from Gangotri and flows through Himalayas, plains at Haridwar, Benaras, Prayag and then goes to the Bay of Bengal.

Gangasagar MelaIt is believed that taking holy dip or punya snan during Ganga Sagar Mela cleanses all sins and clears the diseases of the performers.

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  1. I want to have Gangasagar Mela bathing dates and timings in 2013. I know it is held from January 12 to 15 but I want detailed schedule of Gangasagar Mela

  2. Is the Kumbh mela starting on pongal day on Jan 14. please let me know. Can we have holy bath in Ganga river also during makar sankranti