Welcome to Ganga Sagar Mela 2012.
Posted by hinduexistence on January 13, 2012
- Gangasagar Mela 1012 Highlights :
- Over 7 lack pilgrims attended.
- No major accident or mishap occurred by the Grace of Ganga Ji.
- No chance of destruction of this world by 21st Dec. 2012 : Sanatana Dharma will reign and save Humanity ~ Swami NischalanandaJi Saraswati – Pujya Shankaracharya, Govardhan Peeth, Puri.
- Urge to Central Govt. of India. Declare Gangasagar Mela as National Congregation. Save “Ganga” river and “Samskrit” language. Establish a Research Center for Ganges Protection Archaeological Research Center for Gangasagar Island and Sanskrit College in Gangasagar Island. ~ Sri Sri Mohanta Dasa of Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya.
- Record Ministers, Administrators, Public Representatives attended the Mela through out its session, except the CM of West Bengal.
Subha Makar Sankranti : Ganga Sagar Mela – 13th to 15th January 2012.
HE News Desk || 13th January, 2012 : “Ganga Sagar Mela” is a grand festival observed by followers of Sanatana Hindu Dharma with millions assembling to take a holy bath on Makara Sankranti day. One of the oldest pilgrimage in the Indian chronology always welcomes everyone to the huge and colorful gathering from every corner of India and abroad even where the Hindu devotees reside during this festival, where more than five lakh pilgrims being served prasadam and shelter amidst overwhelming Hindu religious activities, shraddhas and kirtan Different Hindu Organizations like ISKCON, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission, Arya Samaj other social & voluntary organizations hold camps from 13th to 15th January and share the wonderful experience of serving the pilgrims at holy Ganga Sagar. The Government of West Bengal, the Government of India in their various departments also run various activities to minimum amenities and services for the benefits of the attending pilgrimage in Gagasagar. In this year the Govt of WB has lifted the shameful pilgrimage tax upon Hindus in Gangasagar, but extruding the poor Hindu pilgrimages by taking double or three times ion Bus, Taxi, Ferry services with fake reasons made by the bus/taxi/transport owners’ syndicates owned or influenced by the Muslim operators in west Bengal. Despite that 6 lakh Hindu pilgrims are expected to take a Holy Bath in the mighty confluence of Ganges and to visit this ancient heritage Tirtha (pilgrimage) and Kapil Muni Temple at Gangasagar. As per Hindu belief ”One Should visit Gangasagar Onece at least while other sites many times” ~ sab tirath bar bar, Gangasagar ek bar. The sky will be filled with the awesome sounds of Bay of Bengal with the shouting of the devotees : Ganga Mai Ki Jai, Bhagaban Kapil Muni Maharj Ji ki Jai, Sanatan Hindu Dharm ki Jai. Bharat Mata ki Jai.
Gangasagar Mela is highlighted for various activities as by various Hindu Organizations as below. :
- Free prasadam distribution
- Free night shelters
- Free medical aid/centers
- Gau Dan
- Gita Dan
- Vastra Dan
- Immersion of the ashes of departed souls
- Srimad-Bhagavata & Shastra Katha by various Saints and Kathakars.
- Maha Harinam Sankirtan
- Vishwa-shanti Maha Yajna by international gurukula students of ISKCON and ARYA SAMAJ
- International seminar on Ganga Sagar
- Educational Programs on Vedic Culture
- Sales of Religious Books
- Deployment of Volunteers by Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Other organizations to help the pilgrimage.
The respective Govts also provided a support also actually too meager to meet the necessity.
ISKCON WELCOMES EVERY BODY AT GANGASAGAR MELA.
Please accept my greetings for 2012 and the kind blessings of Sri Sri Radha Madhava. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. You along with your family members are invited to our camp at the Ganga Sagar Mela 2012. This is a grand festival, observed by followers of Sanatan Dharma with millions assembling to take a bath in the holy Ganges. Sacred Mother Ganga merges into the Sagar, where the 60,000 sons of the great King Sagar were delivered simply by her touch. We serve Prasadam and provide shelter to more than one and a half lakh of pilgrims in the midst of heartfelt Kirtan. I humbly request you to join and share with us the wonderful experience in our camp from 13th to 15th January 2012 along with international pilgrims. Sridham Govinda Das and a dedicated team of devotees are ready to help you with details of the services you wish to render.
Yours in the service of Lord Krishna
Bhakti Purusottama Swami Co-Director ISKCON Sri Mayapur .
Photo Gallery Of Ganga Sagar Mela 2012 from various sources :
Gangasagar Mela 2012.
Name, Contacts and descriptions of services offered by different NGO / Voluntary Organisations in Ganga Sagar Mela.
Name of the Voluntary Organisation
|1||Anandamayee Seva Samiti (Garden Reach), P145, Mudiali Road, Kolkata-24||2493-0640 2469-1319 9433502582 9331334713 9831334773||Malay Sengupta||Crowd regulation, Lost & Found etc., at Kachuberia|
|2||Bajrang Parishad 201/B, M.G. Road, Kolkata-7||2268-7923 9339730015 9831178111||Prem Nath Dubey Dwarika Prasad Singh||Lost & Found|
|3||Barabazar Jamadar Sangha 197, Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata-7||2269-7923 9433967132 9431479986||Janaki Prasad Pandey Rajiv Ranjan Pandey||Temple, Sea Beach, Pilgrim Shed Duty|
|4||Bharat Sevashram Sangha, 211, Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata-19||2440-5178 9432069699||Susanta Das (Nantu Babu)||Nodal Voluntary Org. Crowd Regulation, First Aid, etc.|
|5||Boys Scout of Bengal, 12, Waterloo Street, Kolkata-1||2637-4516 9038040476||Sanat Kr. Dhara Asim Kr. Mondal||Life saving & First Aid|
|6||Citizen Volunteer Force, 12 A, Netai Babu Lane, Kolkata-12||2241-8521 9433505949||Tapas Chakraborty||FIrst Aid & Medicine Distribution|
|7||Dadhichi Parishad, P7, Kalakar Street, Kolkata-7||2248-0558 9830238005 9331032177||Rajendra Kr. Vyas||Jetty Manning, Seva Sibir & Medical|
|8||Homoeopathic Welfare & Relief Society, 1/A, Ramnarayan Motilal Lane, Kolkata-14||2227-0938 9339435761 9432606226||Dr. Jayanta Banerji||Homoeopathic Medical Camp|
|9||Indian Red Cross Society, 27, Belvedere Road, Kolkata-27||2479-1064 9874359943||Shyamal Baran Mukherjee||Medical Camp, Ambulance Stretcher, Pilgrim guide, Shed.|
|10||Khiddirpore Seva Samity, 14, Dr. Sudhir Basu Road, Khiddirpore, Kolkata-26||9874852073||Shri Tapan Kr. Saha||Bathing Ghat Duty, Watching pilgrim shed & anti-fouling|
|11||Kishore Bahani, Rudra Nagar, P.S.-Sagar||953210242893||NA||Guide to pilgrim & Anti-fouling|
|12||Lake Friends, Rabindra Sarabar, Kolkata-29||2425-2211 2466-9630 9874274518 9051212081||Dulal Baidya||Life Saving|
|13||R.W.A.C. (Relief Welfare Ambulance Corporation), 9/1A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-17||2287-2239 9331990388 9231557643||Dr. Gopal Dave||Free Medical Treatment|
|14||Royal Life Saving Society, 158/A, Ahiritola Street, Kolkata-5||2218-8282 9433008282||Dr. Rabin Bhattacharya||Life Saving unit, Rescue & Medical|
|15||St. John Ambulance, Brigade 5, Govt. Place, North, Kolkata-1||2248-5277 9433340785 9830136969 9339992220||Sandhya Bhattacharya||First Aid/Emergency Casualty|
|16||Veer Abhimanyu Sporting Club, 138, Cotton Street, Kolkata-7||9007000104 9836511294||Sajjan Kr. Bhaktia Bishnupada Majumder||Disposal of dead body|
|17||W.B.D.M.S. Association, 21, Sahitya Parishad Street, Kolkata-6||2555-8459 2570-7111 9831126147 9432071371||Dr. Ananta Kumar Chakraborty||Homoeopathic free treatment|
|18||Lokenath Mission, 23/2, Roybagan Street, Near Scotishcurch School, Kolkata-6||2675-4471 9432291724||Nitya Gopal Saha Bishnupada Das||First Aid & Shelter to the pilgrims|
|19||Aarya United Squad, 24, Tallygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-31||2665-3113 98309997248||NA||To be tagged with S.P. South 24 Parganas|
|20||Antarjatik Loknath Bramhachari Sevashram, 10, Sovaram Bask Street, Kolkata-7||2860-0583 9231133603 9874601804||Basudev Roy||Medical Camp|
|21||Akhil Bharatiya Pragatisil Sultanpur Samaj, 4, Raja Woodmount St., Kolkata-1||2243-1141 9339721218 9830010409||Rajendra Pratap Singh||Shelter|
|22||Bangiya Adarsha Bikash Samity, 61/A, Beniatala Street, Kolkata-5||2543-3781
2528-4657 9830540392 9339737932 9163062492
|Sagar Tirtha Das Basudev Dutta||Fire preventing & Fire fighting.|
|23||Bengal Chemist & Druggist Association, 10, Bonfield Lane, Kolkata-1||2242-8944
2243-3603(F) 9734306161 9433052125
|Narayn Naskar Subrata Kr. Jana||Free Medical Treatment, Outdoor Treatment|
|24||Bharat Relief Society, 42, Zakaria Street, Kolkata-73||2234-2670
2235-9952 9831669988 933603105
|Biswambhar Newar||Medical Treatment with Mobile Medical Service|
|25||Burabazar Bapari Sangha, 16, Jamunalal Bazar Street, Kolkata-73||2218-4836 9433042528||Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sewak||Free food shelter tea tiffin|
|26||Burabazar Civil Defence Club, 25, Maharshi Debendra Road, Kolkata-7||2259-7673/7696 9231678521 9831844567||Rajendra Singh||Jetty Ghat duty announcement|
|27||Calcutta Kanyakubja Sabha, 150B, Ahiritola Street, Kolkata-5||2269-1118
|Harsh Dubey Dipak Mishra||Seva Sibir|
|28||Calcutta Vastra Veybsayi Seva Samity, 11B, Armenian Street, 1st floor, Kolkata-1||033-6569-3668 9830089990 9831026075||Virendra Kr. Sharma, Vice President, Joint Secretary||Service to the Pilgrims|
|29||Chemaguri Shri Ramkrishna Sevadal, Chemaguri, Sagar, South 24 Parganas||9733703284 9002808447||Boymkesh Maiti||Jetty Ghat Pilgrim Duty|
|30||Chetna Parishad, 218B, Jumalal Bajaj St., Kolkata-7||9831076953||R.L. Makhija||Free food, Shelter, etc.|
|31||Cotton Street Young Boys Club, 115, Cotton Street, Kolkata-7||9830475172 903626062||M.K. Sharma||Religious & Social Purpose Free food, Shelter|
|32||Deprive People, 309, B.B. Ganguly St., Kolkata-12||2488-1725 9433492124 9874416460||Subhas Mondal||First Aid Treatment, Allopathy, Mela Guide|
|33||Dindhukhi Lalbaba Asram, 3, Palghat Lane, Belurmath, Howrah||2654-3942||Sri Seva Das Maharaj||Service to the Pilgrims, Monks, Saints.|
|34||Doctor’s Youth Council, 228, Bankim Sarani, Jyangra South Math, P.O.- Deshbandhunagar Baguihati, Kolkata-59||2351-0771 9433517985 9231765535 9433377799||Dr. Sardul Mitra||Medical Treatment Homoeopathy|
|35||Doshar Vhishya Sangha, 13/1, Goalloli Lane, Kolkata-13||2664-9236 9339733722||Suresh Babu Gupta||Services to the pilgrims|
|36||Ganga Sagar Brahma Sonatan Sevashram, Vill+P.O.- Ganga Sagar, South 24 Parganas, Pin-743606||9231997281 96352142973||Prasanta Kr. Mondal||Various Medical Facilities|
|37||Howrah Bhartiya Sahu Samaj, 17/2/1, Asu Bose Lane||9831410607 9830080849 9748391142||Hariram Sahu||Free Food, Medicine, Shelter, etc.|
|38||Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Bengal Branch 22B, Panchanantala Road, Kolkata-29||2544-4251 9874447811 9433177829 9748674625 9433223847||Dr. Krishnapada Giri
Mr. Prabir Ranjan Ghosh
|Health & Medical services|
|39||Indian Health & Welfare Mission, 11/4, Bijaygarh, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-32||9239321080||Jagannath Gupta, Working President||Free woolen cloth, Dry food, Medicines|
|40||Indian Life Saving Society, Rabindra Sarabar, Kolkata-29||2466-5359
2435-6651 9933094164 9433111977
|NA||Life Saving job|
|41||Indian National Trade Union, Congress Laxmikanta Basu Bhavan, Thakurpukur Bazar, Kolkata-63||2453-1722
|Nihar Ranjan Mondal||Service to the pilgrim|
|42||International Nathyogi Sevashram Maha Sangha, 8B, Kreck Lane, Kolkata-14||9749372204 9339729209||Dr. Anima Debnath||Yosadhana & Medical treatments|
|43||ISKCON, Mayapur, Nadia, Pin-74313||03472245241/245415 9434951739 9475110217 93472245415||Govardhan Das Govinda Das||Free food, Night Shelter, Medical Aid for pilgrims|
|44||Kalpataru Jagaram Sangh, 3 A, Nayapatti Road, Kolkata-55||2579-4441
|Nilanjan Guha||Ayurvedic Treatment, Voluntary Service, Distribution of books, Vadu, Cassettes, etc.|
|45||Krishna Kumar Chatterjee Memorial Association (K.K.C.M.A.) 10/3A, Nepal Bhattacharya Street, Kolkata-26||2463-6842
|Parimal Banerjee||Pilgrim shed duty between road no. 4 & 5|
|46||Lakshmikantapur Health Awareness Society, Lakshmikantapur, Bijoygunge Bazar, Mandirbazar, Diamond Harbour, South 24 Parganas||953174-277348 9834615551 9434615551||Dr. Joydeb Sarkar||Homoeopathic & Biochemic Medical Camp|
|47||Mahanam Sevak Sangha, VIP Road, Raghunathpur, Kolkata- 59||2500-6466
9832203794 9831935478 9833051901
|Gourgopal Majumder, Radheshyam Dutta||Medical Camp|
|48||Manab Seva Samity (Howrah), Vivek Vihar, Block-H, 493/||2638-0020
|Roshanlal Agarwal, Babulal Agarwal||Seva Camp|
|49||Nagrik Sasthasangha, 8, Sovaram Bask Street, Kolkata-7||2274-4324/0296
|Mohanlal Dujari||Medical Service|
|50||National Institute of Homoeopathy (an autonomous organization under Ministry of H& W, GOI), Block-GE, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-106||2237-0970 / 0969 9433392105||Dr. Prasanth Rath||Homoeopathic free treatment|
|51||Paschimbanga Bhojpuri Parishad, 24C, Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata-73||2237-2648 2237-7292 9339747136||NA||Camp for the Pilgrims for Food, Shelter & Medical|
|52||Paschimbanga Non-Gazetted Police Karmachari Samity||2661-0261
|Niranjan Das||Medical Treatment Homoeopathic|
|53||Prgatishil Homoeopathic Chikitsak Samity, 79/3A, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-14||2490-7516
|Dr. Ratan Kr. Sarkar||Homoeopathic Free treatment|
|54||Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishtan , 99, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata-26||2475-3636/37/38/39 9433485767||Swami Sarvolokananda||Medical Service, Temporary Hospital round the clock|
|55||Ramkrishna Rani Rashmani Seva Sangha, Vill+P.O. Ramkrishnapur Kulpi, South 24 Parganas, Pin-743351||953174-320109 9732667821||Himadri Sekhar Halder||Medical Camp|
|56||Relief Welfare Ambulance Corporation (RWAC), 9/1 A, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-17||2287-2239
|Dr. Gopal Dave||Free Medical Camp|
|57||Sagar Block Congress Sevadal, 104E, Dr. Lalmohan Bhattacharya Road, Rudranagar, Sagar, South 24 Parganas||2437-1521
|Sabiruddin Mallick||Bathing Ghat|
|58||Sagar Congress Sevadal, Rudranagar, South 24 Parganas||8016452961 9143049002||S. Maity||Anti-fouling & Fire fighting|
|59||Sagar Thana Sevadal, Rudranagar, Sagar, South 24 Parganas||953210-212054 9732701510 9635574179||Bhyagadhar Barik, Gourhari Mondal||Temple duty|
|60||Sankalp, Room No. 1G, 16, Mangoe Lane, Kolkata-1||2248-0542 09452651049 09007107933||Joyprakash Dubey||Food, Shelter, Medical Attendance|
|61||Sant Sova-Ma Sevashram, Sant Kutir, Andul, Mouri, Shuramonpara, P.S.-Domjur, Howrah-711302||9433094576 9051182428||Paltu Kar||First Aid|
|62||Satya Sai Seva Organisation, 163, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-14||2249-2558||U. Ganguly||Removal of Night Soil & Sanitation|
|63||Shree Pustikar Seva Samity, 203/1, M.G. Road, (3rd Floor), Parakh Khofi, Kolkata-7||2274-1942 2259-6246 9433475309 9681012500||Prem. N. Kalla Santosh Kr. Vyas||Voluntary Services to the Pilgrim|
|64||Sree Shivshakti Seva Samity, 19, Panchu Dhobani Lane, (Singhee Bagan), Kolkata-7||2273-7445
|Dinesh Kr. Singhania||Free Shelter, Free Food, etc.|
|65||Shree Shyam Prem Mondal, (Kathgola), Calcutta, 2 Jorabagan Street, Kolkata-8||2259-5106
|P.L. Bhaniramka||Free Shelter, Food to the Pilgrims, Lost & Found, Ambulance.|
|66||South 24 Parganas Press Club, (NAB), Alipore, Kolkata-27||9433503960
|Anil Kundu||Medical facility for the pilgrims|
|67||Shree Rani Satiji Prachar Samity, 20B, Raja Brojendra Narayan, Street, Kolkata-70||2270-3227
|Bhudarmal Suraj||Free distribution of different food items, drinking water, etc.|
|68||Shri Shri Nigamananda Charitable Dispensary, Assam Bangiya Sarswat Math, P.O. Halisahar, North 24 Parganas, Pin- 743134||25858167||Dr. Swami Saraswati||Medical Assistance|
|69||Subho Prayash, 53/52, R.N. Guha Road, Kolkata-28||2251-5081
|Tridip Kr. Chowdhury||Awareness|
|70||Sundarban Mahila Seva Samity, Rudranagar, Sagar, South 24 Parganas||953210-242893||Prabhanjan Mondal||Temple Duty|
|71||Sundarban Rural Medical Doctor’s Welfare Association, Harishpur, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas.||9836711608 9830618994||Dr. Gourhari Mondal||Medical Facility|
|72||Sundarban Seva Samity, Rudranagar, Sagar, South 24 Parganas||953210-242893||Prabhanjan Mondal||Temple Duty|
|73||Tagore Society for Rural Development Sagar Project, 46B, Arabindo Sarani, Kolkata-5||9800391613 9433379948||Bibhanshu Paul||First Aid & Social Service|
By arrangements with Upananda Brahmachari Ji now at Gangasagar.
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