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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
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The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
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KAPILMUNI

Introduction

A pilgrimage to the Sagar Island near Diamond Harbor has a hoary past. Sagar Island is situated about 77 miles away from Calcutta and 40 miles from Diamond Harbour. It is at the mouth of the Hooghly River where the holy Ganga discharges its water into the sea.  The Hooghly bound it on the west and by the Baratala or Channel Creek on the east, while the Bay of Bengal washes it southern face.

The northern extremity of the island, which is about 25 miles long, is called Mud point. On the south-western angle of the island there is a Lighthouse built in 1808.  The southern sea face is the site of the great festival of Ganga Sagar marked by unbounded enthusiasm for a bath in the Sangam (the confluence of the river and the sea) and for other ceremonials. 


Author - P.C.Roy Choudhury

 

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