The Hindus from all over the world reach the confluence of the Ganges at Sagar Sangam situated in southern part of West Bengal in India during Gangasagar Mela. It is often said that one visit to Gangasagar is worth lifetime. To control the rush of pilgrimages to Gangasagar, Eastern Railway announced 13 special trains. The island of Gangasagar is among the most popular Hindu pilgrimage places in the country. Each year on Makar Sankranti (mid-January), the large number of devotees from all over the nation, congregate at Gangasagar for a sacred dip at the convergence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. After the sacred dip, the pilgrims offer ‘Puja’ at the Kapil Muni Temple or Ashram.