Ganga Dussehra , also known as Dasar Festival, is organized in Uttarakhand throughout the months of May and June. Wherever the Ganga River is revered, a ten-day festival is held. Hindu mythology holds that the blessed River Ganga fell from heaven to earth on this day. This festival is observed in Uttarakhand from the Amavasya night (the waxing moon) of the Hindu calendar until the Dashami tithi (the tenth day).
On Ganga Dussehra , an Aarti is performed on the banks of the river in the popular travel destinations of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Ganga Dussehra is associated with spiritual purification by cleansing in the revered Ganges River. After washing up, people also take time to contemplate the Ganges River banks. At night, the devotees sing pious songs while earthen lights are skimmed in the waterway.
Important Date And Time Of Ganga Dussehra :
Dashami Tithi Begins – 1:49 AM on May 29, 2023
Dashami Tithi Ends – 01:07 PM on May 30, 2023
Hasta Nakshatra Begins – 04:29 AM on May 30, 2023
Hasta Nakshatra Ends – 06:00 AM on May 31, 2023
Vyatipata Yoga Begins – 08:55 PM on May 30, 2023
Vyatipata Yoga Ends – 08:15 PM on May 31, 2023
History And Origin Of Ganga Dussehra :
Brahma, the creator, blessed Ganga and let her go of his Kamandal, a holy pot. And Ganga dashed with all her might towards the direction of the barren plain. Lord Shiva had to use strands of his hair to control the river’s flow since it was so strong. This is the major justification for the widespread celebration of Ganga Dussehra in India, which honours the mighty river’s direct descent from heaven to earth.Although the River Ganges does not require a vacation because it is present every day of the year, this Ganga Dussehra festival is held to recognise its ongoing significance in our lives.
The creator, Brahma, blessed Ganga and released his sacred pot, the Kamandal, to her. Ganga then sprinted with all of her strength in the direction of the desolate plain. Lord Shiva had to use strands of his hair to control the river’s flow since it was so strong. This is the major justification for the widespread celebration of Ganga Dussehra in India, which honours the mighty river’s direct descent from heaven to earth.
Although the River Ganges does not require a vacation because it is present every day of the year, this Ganga Dussehra festival is held to recognize its ongoing significance in our lives.
Importance Of Ganga Dussehra:
The festival of Dussehra commemorates the ten auspicious Vedic calculations that represent Ganga’s capacity to atone for ten sins related to words, deeds, and thoughts. Jyeshtha month, Shukla Paksha, Tenth day, Thursday, Hasta Nakshatra, Siddha Yoga, Gar-Anand Yoga, Moon in Virgo, and Sun in Tauras are among the ten Vedic calculations. On this day, believers are said to achieve salvation if they offer prayers. The day is regarded as beneficial for investing in possessions, purchasing new cars, and moving into or purchasing a new home. On this day, devotees who recite the Ganga Stotra while standing in the Ganges receive forgiveness for all their sins.
Celebrations and Rituals For Ganga Dussehra:
To meditate and take a sacred bath, devotees travel to Varanasi, Prayag, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. By taking holy baths and performing Pitru Puja for their ancestors, devotees worship the Ganges. Arati is done at dusk on the banks of the Ganges with flower-filled leaf boats that are sailed in the river. All the objects used in the worship of Goddess Ganga must add up to ten. For instance, 10 different kinds of fruits, flowers, candles, oblations, and scents. Give ten different kinds of items. You should take ten dips in the Ganga when bathing.
The majority of pilgrims travel to Prayag, Hrishikesh, Varanasi, and Haridwar for holy bathing and meditation. People offer their forefathers pitru puja. With leaf boats filled with flames and flowers, devotees and priests perform the aarti on the Ganges bank at dusk. One needs ten of each item, such as ten different kinds of flowers, fruits, or betel leaves, when worshipping the Ganges. One has to take ten dips in the bath.
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