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I SHOOT IT AT GANGASAGAR FAIR IN 2004.WITH 28-80MM.AFTER THE HOLY BATH,THE PILGRIM USED TO DRY THEIR WET CLOTHS IN THIS WAY.
Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal(INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of piligrams from all over India.
The pilgrims come for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti (last day of the Bengali Month) Negha -Mid January. They take dips in the Ganges and offer water to the Sun God. The dip, as they say, purifies their 'self' and according to them, 'punya' can be obtained thus. When they are done with the ritual obligations, they head towards the Kapilmuni Temple situated nearby, to worship the deity as a mark of respect.
**ITS A SCANNED IMAGE,SO PARDON ME FOR NOISE IN THE PICTURE**I put a sepia version of it in WS**

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