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Makarsankranti dip at Gangasagar in evening hours after 65 years

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 20:08

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.

Five lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:29

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.

3.5 lakh take the holy dip at Gangasagar

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 10:36

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.

One lakh take the holy dip at Gangasagar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 21:37

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.

WB: Four pilgrims die, 147 ill in Gangasagar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 21:17

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 gather for Gangasagar fair

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 12:43

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 dies in accident

Last Updated: Monday, January 02, 2012, 16:09

Gangasagar pilgrim from Haridwar was run over by a vehicle near Babughat on Ganga on Monday morning.

Over five lakh pilgrims take holy dip at Gangasagar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 15:29

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.

Stampede in Gangasagar; 7 dead, many injured

Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 09:39

Seven people were killed and many pilgrims injured in a stampede while trying to go to Gangasagar.

International expedition team reaches Gangasagar from Gomukh

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 21:58

An international expedition team which sailed from Gomukh, has reached Gangasagar on three inflatable mechanised boats after a 35-day voyage to assess the impact of climate change on the river.