Ganga Dussehra 2022- History and Significance
Ganga Dussehra 2022: India looks brighter and more cheerful on this day. The Ganga Dussehra festival celebrates the descent of Ganga on the earth. It is a day of huge celebrations. People all across India look forward to this day. This year in 2022, the Ganga Dussehra date of celebration is 9th June. It is celebrated every year a day before Nirjala Ekadashi. Sometimes, the two days are observed together.
“..the Ganga is more than a river. She is the Holy Mother. She is Ganga Ma.”Ronald Barrett
“ Those who bathe at Ganga at least once in its pure water are protected from thousands of dangers forever and get rid of sins of generations and are purified immediately”Brahmanandpuranam
We all know that Ganga is a holy river. People worship it all the year. So what makes this day so special? This day is a huge worship event. All the people in India unite and worship Ganga. Ganga Dussehra is a day to forget all the grudges and come together on this holy occasion.
|Name||Ganga Dussehra Festival|
|Significance||To celebrate the descend of Ganga on Earth|
|Date of celebration||before Nirjala Ekadashi|
|Ganga Dussehra 2022 date||9th June|
|Puja Timing||8:21 PM (June 9)- 7:25 AM (June 10)|
History and Significance of Ganga Dussehra Festival
If we look into Hindu mythology, there is a reason that makes this festival auspicious. King Bhagirath prayed to Brahma to purify his ancestor’s soul. Eventually, this would give them salvation. Lord Brahma asked the king to pray to Lord Shiva instead. Lord Shiva listened to the king’s prayers and brought Ganga to the earth. The Ganga river brought life to people around it. Hence, we celebrate this festival.
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Ganga Dussehra Festival Rituals
- The devotees take dips in the river
- People who are able to donate, do so to charity boxes
- All the devotees go to the Ghats of Allahabad, Haridwar, Garhmukteshwar, Varanasi, and Rishikesh
- A huge number of devotees worship the Ganga Goddess
- Ganga Aarti is organized
- This year, the Ganga Puja will take place from 8:21 PM (June 9)- 7:25 AM (June 10)
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Ganga Dussehra 2022 FAQs
Ganga Dussehra is celebrated a day before Nirjala Ekadashi.
This year, Ganga Dussehra is on the 9th of June 2022.
The Ganga Dussehra festival celebrates the descent of Ganga on the earth. It is said that Lord Shiva brought Ganga to earth to purify the souls of King Bhagirath’s ancestors.
The pooja timing for Ganga Dussehra is 8:21 PM (June 9)- 7:25 AM (June 10).
All the devotees go to the Ghats of Allahabad, Haridwar, Garhmukteshwar, Varanasi, and Rishikesh. There are huge pujas organized all across India.