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Ganga Sagar Mela 2023 in January at Sagar Island in Bengal - Importance of Ganga Sagar Mela

Ganga Sagar Mela, also known as Ganga Sagar Yatra or Ganga Snan, is the annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims to take holy dip in River Ganga before She merges in the Bay of Bengal Sea during Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island or Sagardwip in Bengal, India. Ganga Sagar Mela 2023 date is January 15. The day is of great importance to scores of Hindus and Sadhus. People take holy dip on January 13, January 14, January 15 and Jan 16. The Gangasagar fair begins a couple of day early and ends on the day after Sankranti. Hindu pilgrims from India and around the world arrive at Sagar Island to take a holy dip in sacred waters of Ganga River before She merges in the Bay of Bengal . Thousands of Hindus take holy dip at the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti day morning and offer prayers to Lord Surya (sun god). The holy dip is believed to wash the sins away and lead to the attainment of Moksha. After performing Ganga Snan, pilgrims visit the Kapil Muni Temple situated near

Hindu Stories Of Gods – Not Mere Stories – Universal Truths

The one Supreme Reality has been styled, by various names by the learned seers, they call One by many names. This concept of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is not easy to digest. The teachings of Vedas and Upanishads are incomprehensible to most since the languages were obscure. To make common people understand the immortal and universals teachings in Hinduism, Puranas with Hindu stories of Gods were written by Hindu seers. These are not mere stories or figment of imagination but the universal teachings of Hinduism told through symbols. The symbolism is often missed by devotees and scholars. After the Vedic age of Hinduism, we get the Puranic age where the great sage Vyasa wrote all the great Puranas in which were given the stories of Gods in which the truths of the Vedas were interwoven. The sages of the Puranas did this with such skill that people did not realize that they were actually living a Vedic life when the followed the exhortations of the Puranas. The Puranic sages lik