Ganga Dussehra is commemorated on the tenth day of the waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon in the month of Jyestha(May-June). It is also known as ‘Gangavataran’ that signify the descent of the River GangaGanga
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In 2015 Ganga Dussehra will be celebrated on 28th May, Thursday. The auspicious time for the prayers will be as follows:
05:29 - 07:11
Legend behind Ganga Dussehra
As the name suggests, Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. According to Hindu Mythology, Ganga Dussehra is the day when River Ganga was descended to the Earth to accomplish her mission to get Bhagiratha's ancestors out of the spell of the curse of sage Kapila.
The Goddess Ganga was residing in Kamandal (Stoup) of Lord BrahmaBrahma
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Celebrations of Ganga Dussehra
Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with grand pomp & show in Varanasi. On this day, many devotees visit to Garhmukteshwar, Allahabad or Prayag, Rishikesh Varanasi and, Haridwar (Gateway of Hari) It is another name of Lord Vishnu. to be the part of great celebrations.
They take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganga.and participates in Ganga Aarti. There is special Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worshipon all important banks of River Ganga especially at Dasaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi, burning lamps on the leaf boats, offering charity or Dan-Punya on Ganga Dussehra day.
The significance of Ganga Dussehra
Ganga Dussehra is considered highly propitious. It is believed that when one take a holy dip in Ganges on Ganga Dussehra day that can let her devotees get rid of the severe consequences of their sins.
Ganga Dussehra should never be referred as Ganga Jayanti when the Goddess Ganga was reborn.