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Kapilmuni Temple

Kapilmuni Temple

Kapil Muni Temple is situated at Sagar Island in West Bengal. It is believed that the deity was installed in 1437 by Swami Ramanand. The current structure is a recent one and it has a stone block, considered to be the representation of Sage Kapil. The idol of the saint holds a small pot of water in his left hand and a rosary in the right. Images of Bhagirath, Ram and Sita can also be seen here. The annual Ganga Sagar Mela is celebrated on Makar Sankranti Day here. Pilgrims take a holy dip in the Ganges, before going to the temple. Sagar Island is 130 km from Kolkata. The great sage, Kapila Muni referred to in the legend is represented by a block of stone which is anointed and worshipped. The original site of the temple has been washed away by the sea. But an attractive new temple has replaced the previous temple. There are the emblems of the Sea, Ganga Devi and Bhagiratha besides that of Kapila Muni

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Sagar Island,west Bengal

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Sagar Island also knows as Gangasagar is situated in the south district of West Bengal and is a popular religious place of worship for Hindus. Sagar Island is 77 km from Kolkata and 40 60 km from Diamond Harbour .


                          			  
                          

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