About five lakh devotees on Wednesday took holy dip in the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'.
After a gap of 65 years, the pious Makarsankranti dip at Gangasagar, the second largest after Kumbh Mela, will again take place during the evening hours on Monday.
Around 5 lakh pilgrims on Monday took a holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of Ganga with Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Around 3.5 lakh devotees took a holy dip in the Ganga Sunday on the eve of Makar Sankranti at the confluence of the river and the Bay of Bengal here.
In the run-up to the festival of Makar Sankranti, around one lakh devotees have taken the holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.
Four pilgrims died and 147 others were taken ill as over two lakh devotees took a holy dip at Ganga ngal on the eve of Makar Sankranti.
Over two lakh devotees have assembled at the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Gangasagar pilgrim from
Haridwar was run over by a vehicle near Babughat on
Ganga on Monday morning.
Over five lakh pilgrims from across India and even abroad took a holy dip in the river Ganga, braving the icy cold water and a chilly wind at the annual Gangasagar Fair here on Makar Sankranti on Saturday.
Seven people were killed and many pilgrims injured in a stampede while trying to go to Gangasagar.
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