Onkarnath Temple in Kolkata

Onkarnath Temple Overview

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Located in Sagar Island, approximately 80 km away from the city of Kolkata, Onkarnath Temple is a beautiful beachside religious site. The temple is separated from the main land of West Bengal by the Muriganga River. Devotees avail ferry services from Harwood Point or Namkhana Jetty to cross the river and reach the temple.

The whole of Sagar Island, also known as Gangasagar, is a significant pilgrimage spot. It is the site where the holy River Ganga confluences with the expansive Bay of Bengal. In fact, Gangasagar pilgrimage is the second largest assemblage of mankind after the Kumbh Mela. On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, countless pilgrims from different parts of the world visit this place to take holy dips in the waters of River Ganga. During a pilgrimage tour to Sagar Island, a visit to Onkarnath Temple is must!

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Sagar Island, South 24 Parganas, 743606, West Bengal