AU2WBRGanga Sagar Mela AS-153. QRV from January 9-17, 2017. QSL via VU2NRO.

Operated by Members of West Bengal Radio Amateur Radio Club VU2MQT, Sodepur, Kolkata, India. Supported by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), VU2NRO Hyderabad, India.

Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges Delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km South of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The island is 224 sqkm area. This island, also known as Gangasagar or Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.

 

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