💧Ganga Dussehra - गंगा दशहरा

Upcoming Event: 20 June 2021
The incarnation day of Mata Ganga on earth by King Bhagiratha from the kamandal of Brahma Ji, the creator of the universe, is known as Ganga Dussehra.

The incarnation day of Mata Ganga on earth by King Bhagiratha from the kamandal of Brahma Ji, the creator of the universe, is known as Ganga Dussehra. Before the incarnation on earth, the river Ganga used to be a part of heaven. The Ganga River is considered the holiest river in India, hence she is reverently worshiped like Mother, calling Mata Ganga or Ganga Maiya.

On the day of Ganga Dussehra, devotees offer special prayers to Mata Ganga to thank her descent on earth. And by taking a dip in Ganga ji, devotees purifying themselves and perform charity, fasting, bhajan and Ganga Aarti.

Thousands of devotees take holy dip at Prayagraj / Allahabad, Garhmukeshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Patna and Gangasagar on Ganga Dussehra. Ganga Aarti of Dashashwamedh Ghat Varanasi and Har ki Pauri Haridwar are world-famous on the day of Ganga Dussehra. In mythological cities near Mathura, Vrindavan and Bateshwar, near the Yamuna river, devotees bath Yamunaji as Ganga Maiya on this day.

On the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, the devotees also distribute beverages like Lassi, Sharabat, Thandai, Cold water and Shikanji and sweets like Jalebi, Malpua, Kheer and Fruits. In some places people celebrate this day with kite flying.

Related Name
Gangavataran

गंगा दशहरा हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

सृष्टि के निर्माता ब्रह्मा जी के कमंडल से राजा भागीरथ द्वारा देवी गंगा के धरती पर अवतरण दिवस को गंगा दशहरा के नाम से जाना जाता है।

Related Information

Futures Dates
9 June 2022
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Jyeshtha Shukla Dashami
Ends Tithi
Jyeshtha Shukla Dashami
Months
May / June
Reason
Maa Ganga Avtaran Day.
Celebrations
Bath in River Ganga, Fast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Dan-Punya, Ganga Aarti, Kite Flying, Mela, Drinks Lassi, Sharbat and Shikanji.
Imp Places
Allahabad, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and Patna; Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and West Bengal.
Past Dates
1 June 2020, 12 June 2019, 24 May 2018, 3 June 2017, 14 June 2016

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