January 15, 2012

Dibyangshu Sarkar—AFP/Getty Images

Dibyangshu Sarkar—AFP/Getty Images

January 15, 2012. An Indian Sadhu (Hindu holy man) takes a dip in the sea at Gangasagar, about 155 kms south of Kolkata. Some four hundred thousand Hindu pilgrims gathered at the Gangasagar Mela (Fair) to take a dip in the ocean at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu mythology.

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