Site to See
Bharat Sevashram Sangha temple
Bigger in size than Kapil Muni Temple, the Bharat Sevashram Sangha temple has three gigantic towers. The foundation stone of the temple was laid by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai in 1979.Onkarnath temple and the Ramakrishna Mission are the other highlights of a tour to Sagardwip.
Kapil Muni Temple
Kapil Muni Temple is a famous shrine of Sagardwip. Associated with ancient sage Kapil, the present temple was built only in 1973, as the earlier three structures fell victim to storms and the dashing waves of the sea. The first one was built by Rani Satyabhama as early as in 437 AD. Kapil Muni Temple houses the images of Kapil, Ganga, Bhagirath, Indra and Sagar.
It is during the Gangasagar fair that Sagardwip truly comes alive, attracting the devout from all across the country. Considered to be the second largest religious congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela, the fair is held annually on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti.