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Indian Festival – Ganga Dussehra Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Hindi Language

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Ganga Dussehra.

Ganga Dussehra (गंगा दशहरा) is a festival which is celebrated to commemorated the day when Goddess Ganga (or river Ganges) descended from Heaven to the Earth. It is also known as Gangavataran which means ‘the descent of the Ganga’. Th festival (त्योहार – Tyohaar) and is celebrated annually (प्रतिवर्ष – Prativarsh) during the Jyeshta month (May according to Gregorian Calendar).

Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dussehra

On Ganga Dussehra devotees worship Goddess Ganga and take bath in river Ganges. Taking bath in Ganges and offering charity or Dan-Punya (दान-पुण्य) on Ganga Dussehra day is considered highly auspicious. It is believed that holy dip in Ganges on Ganga Dussehra day can purge all type of sins (पाप – Paap). Devotees flock to Allahabad/Prayag, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi to take a holy dip. Ganga Dussehra celebrations are legendary in Varanasi. On Ganga Dussehra day thousands of devotees (भक्त – Bhakt) do Ganga Snan (Bath in Ganges) and participate in Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat.

This festival is very popular among people of the state of Bihar, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh who celebrate this festival with much reverence. The celebration continues for ten days.

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