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Significance of taking a dip in Ganga River
Ganga, said to be the river of heaven came on earth by religious austerity of Bhagirath. The river had conjunction with ocean for the reclamation of ocean and the day Ganga dissolved in ocean was the day of <a id='highlight' href='http://www.merinews.com/topics/events/makar-sankranti'>Makar Sankranti</a>. Thus, the significance of taking a dip in Ganga on this day is much more than any other day. Lakhs of devotees take dip in Ganga sagar on this very auspicious day.