On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees took a holy bath in the Gangesagar in West Bengal. A record number of pilgrims reached Gangesagar this year and Ganga Aarti was also organized for the first time.
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of West Bengal Gangasagar fair Devotees dive into faith on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. More than 31 lakh people have taken holy bath in Gangesagar. Makar Sankranti is today Saturday at 6:53 pm A virtuous bath Beginning, which will continue until 6:53 PM on Sunday. Due to which the crowd has started increasing in Gangasagar Mela. In the current situation Administration This year’s crowd is believed to break the record so far. Adequate security measures have been taken at the ghats. A large number of police have also been deployed.
Gangasagar-Bakhli Vikas Parishad and Sagar Panchayat Samiti have launched a special program to make the sea plastic free. On this day, two sick devotees were taken to a hospital in Kolkata. One of them is a resident of Nepal. Another is a resident of Gosaba. A large number of police have also been deployed.
More than 31 lakh pilgrims have taken holy bath
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State Power Minister Arup Biswas said, “More than 31 lakh pilgrims have already taken holy bath in the sea. The next two days will be more crowded. As a result, the number of devotees can be more than 50 lakh, the administration believes. On Sunday, devotees have time to bathe all day, but this time there is also Punyalagna on the night of Sankranti. Therefore, additional 33 high mast lights and 90 lampposts have been installed by the district administration.
E-darshan and e-bathing have also been arranged at Gangasagar Mela.
West Bengal: Devotees bathe in Gangesagar in South 24 Parganas on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. pic.twitter.com/CD82I4FdQg
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Public Health Technology Minister Pulak Rai, Transport Minister Snehashish Chakraborty, Fire Minister Sujit Bose and other officials of the district administration visited the entire area. According to the minister, so far more than 4 million people have seen e-Darshan. 10834 orders received online for e-bath. 10 lakh 50 thousand devotees performed online puja. So far 2 lakh 34 thousand 350 people have taken certificates from 35 counters in Babughat and Gangasagar. Ganga Aarti is organized for the first time at Gangasagar Mela. The Ganga Aarti ceremony has been going on for the last two days.
Sages and saints gathered in the Gangesagar and camped
West Bengal On the occasion of Makar Sankranti (13.01) several Hindu devotees and Naga saints from different parts of the country gathered at Babu Ghat in Kolkata to take holy bath during Gangasagar Mela. pic.twitter.com/vj6KsPukoT
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On the other hand, Gangasagar-Bakhali Vikas Parishad and Sagar Panchayat Samiti have started a special program to make the sea plastic free. In this regard, District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said, “Keeping the entire area plastic-free is not only the responsibility of the administration, but also of the common people. Because of this, cloth bags have been given instead of plastic. However, according to police sources, 12 cases of pickpocketing have occurred during the fair. 29 people have been arrested. The stolen 30 thousand 750 taka has been recovered.