Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta which is also a famous place of Hindu pilgrimage. Located about 100 km south of Kolkata, on the Bay of Bengal about 100 km, this place in South 24 Parganas District West Bengal attracts a huge number of religious visitors every year. This is a place where hundreds of thousands of people congregate here every year on the auspicious day of MakarSankranti (14 January).
For religious visitors, Ganga Sangar is a place of immense significance as they get to take a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges and Bay of Bengal. Right after the dip, they proceed to offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. It’s a site to experience the religious heritage and humanitarian culture of India at its very best as it ranks among most important Hindu pilgrimages.
In Ganga Sagar, there are a number of temples and ashrams to visit, including Bharat SevashramSangha, Ramakrishna Mission, and Omkarnath. For visitors to this religious place, the foremost priority remains a dip in the holy water and they even visit Kapil Muni Temple, dedicated to Hindu sage Kapil Muni. Come to this place, explore the island and understand what makes Hinduism a way of life!