Ganga Sagor

Ganga Sagor a sacred island among the Hindus, situated at the union of the great western or holiest branch of the Ganges with the Indian ocean. It is low, flat, and swampy, yet it is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in India, on account of the peculiar sacredness of the waters at this point. n11 the island stands a ruinous temple dedicated to Kapila, the founder of the Sankhya system. This temple is usually occupied by a few disciples of Kapila, and crowds repair thither twice every year, at the full moon in November and in January, to perform obsequies for the benefit of their deceased ancestors, and to practice various ablutions in the sacred waters. As many as 300,000 pilgrims have resorted to this sacred spot from all parts of India in a single year.

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