Devotees gather for Gangasagar Mela, one of India’s biggest fairs

Pilgrims in India have gathered for the first day of the Gangasagar Mela at Sagar Island.

At the annual gathering during Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island in West Bengal, devotees take a dip in the sacred waters of the River Ganges before it merges in the Bay of Bengal.

Visual Story by EFE/EPA photographer Piyal Adhikary.

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