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Ganga Dussehra Festival 2024: Date, Time And More

By June 8, 2024June 10th, 2024No Comments
Ganga Dussehra Festival 2024_ Date, Time And More

Ganga Dussehra festival is celebrated throughout the country with great enthusiasm. It is celebrated as the coming of Ganga Mata on Earth. People celebrate it with great devotion. It is observed on the Dasvi Tithi of Shukla Paksh of Jyeshtha Maas. 

Ganga Dussehra is also known as Gangavataran. Ganga Maa is believed to provide purification to the soul and is known to help one get rid of all kinds of sins. These religious and spiritual beliefs make this day a day of great importance.


Ganga Dussehra 2024 Date And Time

Let’s have a look at the Ganga Dussehra 2024 date and time. Here is a table to provide an insight into the timings and Ganga Dussehra 2024 date in India. 

Ganga Snan 2024 Date Sunday, June 16, 2024
Dashami Tithi Begins 05:02 PM on Jun 15, 2024
Dashami Tithi Ends 07:13 PM on Jun 16, 2024
Hasta Nakshatra Begins 10:44 PM on Jun 14, 2024
Hasta Nakshatra Ends 01:43 AM on Jun 16, 2024
Vyatipata Yoga Begins 09:38 AM on Jun 14, 2024
Vyatipata Yoga Ends 10:41 AM on Jun 15, 2024

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Ganga Dussehra Astrological Significance 

Ganga Dussehra is believed to hold great significance in the terms of Astrology. This day holds significance in helping one eliminate 10 kinds of sins. These sins have their relation to the words, actions and speech of an individual. Devotees wait for this day in order to reverse their sins and start afresh. 

This day holds spiritual significance as it is believed that Ganga is a living Goddess, and getting blessings from Ganga Mata on the day of Ganga Dussehra can have a huge positive impact on your life.

Theme Of Ganga Dussehra 2024

Every year Ganga Dussehra has some or the other theme. This year theme of Ganga Dussehra is “ Purification and Preservation”. It is to highlight the importance of keeping our mother river, Ganga clean. As Ganga Mata is known to provide the soul purification in the same way it become our duty to value the contribution of Ganga in our lives and keep Ganga clean. 

Places Where Ganga Dussehra Is Celebrated

Ganga Dussehra or Ganga Snan is celebrated with great devotion throughout the country but it holds special importance in the region where Ganga river flows. Cities where the festival of Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with great devotion include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad, Banaras, Patna and all other cities located on the banks of river Ganga. 

Ganga Dussehra Mythological Story

According to mythology, Brahma was pleased with Bhagiratha’s meditation and asked him to ask for the boon he wanted. Bhagiratha asked Brahma for Maa Ganga as a boon. Brahma said that Ganga would come to the earth, but would the earth be able to handle the velocity and weight of Ganga. After this, Lord Shiva favoured to handle the velocity and weight of the Ganga.

After receiving grace from Bholenath, Ganga descended to earth from the lotus of Lord Brahma through the matted hair of Lord Shiva. The Ganga got its name Bhagirathi from the name of Bhagiratha. Bhagiratha felt very lucky to see the Ganga flowing from the peak of Bholenath through the Himalayas towards the plains. He was blessed by Brahma to receive his merit.

Ganga Dussehra Puja Vidhi

Proper rituals are essential to celebratingGanga Dussehra. Let’s look at the rituals needed to appease Maa Ganga on this day. 

  • Take a bath early in the morning and get ready. 
  • Visit the banks of river Ganga and pray to Ganga Mata.
  • Make sure the prayer is followed by meditation and a holy dip in the river Ganga.
  • Light a diya or agarbatti and bestow flowers on Ganga Mata. 
  • Chant a mantra in the praise of Ganga Mata.

Mantra: Om Namo Gangaayai Visvarupini Narayani Namo Namah

  • Perform Yajna to receive blessings from Ganga Mata. 
  • Observing a fast on the day of Ganga Dussehra can help you overcome your bad deeds. 
  • Visit the Ganga Ghat during sunset and once again pray to Ganga Mata.
  • Feeding the needy and keeping your surroundings clean can help you get the blessings of Ganga Maa.

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Fasting Rules On Ganga Dussehra

To ensure that your fast is devoid of any mistake it is necessary to make sure that you are following proper rules while fasting. Here, we present to you a proper list of rules that you are required to follow while fasting to attain blessings on this day.

  • It is essential that you get up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • Chant mantras in the praise of Ganga Mata.
  • Visit the Ganga Ghat and pray to Ganga Mata. 
  • Visit the temple and get involved in the Bhajans being performed.
  • Meditate for a while and feel the presence of Ganga Maa.
  • Have an intention of keeping fast and keep a full day fast. 
  • Make sure that your house is clean, and ensure you clean the idol of lord Shani.
  • Get involved in charity during the fast. 
  • Consume food that isn’t prohibited during the fast.
  • You can complete your fast once you are done with the Ganga Aarti in the evening. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)     

1. What is Ganga Dussehra?

Ganga Dussehra is a famous festival. It is celebrated to mark the descent of the Ganga on Earth.

2. What do you do on Ganga Dussehra?

On Ganga Dussehra, it is advised to worship the river Ganga, offer flowers in it, light a diya, and perform pooja. It is also believed to be auspicious to fast on this day.

3. What do people worship during the Ganga Dussehra?

It is believed that worshipping Ganga Mata during Ganga Dussehra will help you get rid of all your past sins.

4. What happened on Ganga Dussehra?

This day is celebrated to worship the river Goddess Ganga, and people fast on it to gain the blessings of Ganga Mata.

5. What is the importance of Ganga Pooja?

Ganga Pooja has a great effect on mental stability. It is of great help when it comes to getting rid of sins in the past and starting afresh.

6. In which state Ganga Dussehra is famous?

Ganga Dussehra holds great significance in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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