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Puri Shankaracharya welcomes Mamata's demand for treating

Press Trust of India  |  Sagar Island (WB) 

The Shankarcharya of Puri Swami today welcomed the demand of that the annual Ganga Sagar should be treated at par with

"I thank and welcome the demand of chief minister that Ganga Sagar should be treated at par with Kumbh Mela," Saraswati told reporters here.

Banerjee has said recently that the is being held for ages and pilgrims throng the place in large number for many years, so it should be given the status of the

Meanwhile, the of South 24 Parganas Y Ratnakar Rao today said four pilgrims who had come to attend the mela died due to severe cold in the Sagar island.

The DM said lakhs of pilgrims from all over the country have already arrived in the to take a holy dip.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:50 IST