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The trident/trishul which is part of the accessories that accompany the Sadhus of Ganga Sagar.


Ganga(River) Sagar(Sea) Mela(Carnival),usually held around mid-January,is the most intense West Bengal festival...it witnesses the melange of hundreds of thousands of Hindu Pilgrims at the southern tip of West Bengal where the Ganges merge into the Bay of Bengal. These pilgrims come to bathe en masse in the holy water of the Ganges to wash away their sins.

En route to the Sagar Island pilgrims stop over at makeshift camps stalled up in the open fields of Calcutta...

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