Temples in Gangasagar
Kapil Muni Temple
Kapil Muni Temple is dedicated to Sage Kapila Muni and is situated at Sagar Island about 100 km west of Kolkata in West Bengal. It is believed that the deity was positioned in 1437 A.D. by Swami Ramanand. The current structure is a recent one and it has a stone block, considered to be the representation of Sage Kapil. There is also Gangasagar Mela held in the place which is the largest fair in West Bengal also festivals like Makar Sankranti are celebrated.
It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Kapil Muni Temple or Kapil Muni Mandir is a Hindu temple located on the Gangasagar in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kapil Muni Temple is dedicated to Sage Kapila Muni and is situated at Sagar Island about 100 km west of Kolkata. Images of Bhagirath, Ram and Sita can also be seen here. The annual Ganga Sagar Mela is celebrated on Makar Sankranti Day. Pilgrims take a holy dip in the Ganges, before going to the temple. October to February months are best for visiting Gangasagar. Even you can Join the auspicious Gangasagar puja by pre-booking through yatradham.org, where you can secure your place at a nominal cost.