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The river Ganges or Ganga is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is treated as a mother. Ganga Dussehra, also known as Gangavataran, meaning "the descent of the Ganga" is celebrated on June 12 this year. Each year, Ganga Dussehra is celebrated on Dashami Tithi or on the tenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Jyaistha according to the Hindu calendar. Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to the goddess Ganga and is celebrated by performing various rites and rituals of Ganga Pooja.
Ganga Dussehra is usually celebrated a day before Nirjala Ekadashi (Ekadashi when one does not even drink water while fasting). However, sometimes, Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi may fall on the same day. This year, Ganga Dussehra or Gangavataran will be held on Wednesday, June 12.
According to astrology, Dashami Tithi will begin at 8.19 pm on Tuesday, June 11 and end at 6.27 pm on June 12.
Ganga Dussehra 2019: Meaning
Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, who descended to Earth on this day. Ganga descended to Earth to purge the damned souls of the ancestors of Bhagiratha. Before coming to Earth, the goddess Ganga resided in Kamandal of Lord Brahma. It is said that she brought the purity of heaven to Earth along with her, so it is a pious place.
Ganga Dussehra 2019: Pooja Vidhi
Ganga Dussehra is observed by Hindus mainly in the northern states of India, namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. The celebrations of Ganga Dussehra can be attended in Haridwar, Varanasi, Garhmukteshwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad and Patna, where the devotees gather on the banks of the Ganges to perform aartis. Since the goddess Ganga is a symbol of purity, it is said that bathing in the river on this day brings a state of purification and also cure any physical ailment. It is also said to help you get out of past sins.