January 30, 2023
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Ganga Dussehra 2021 Images: Know all about Ganga Dussehra on June 20

Ganga Dussehra or Gangavataran is a significant Hindu pageant. The auspicious day, noticed in honour of Goddess Ganga, is on June 20. The day marks the descent of the sacred Ganga on Earth. Usually on Ganga Dussehra, devotees favor to go to holy locations on the banks of the Ganga like Prayagraj, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi to take a holy dip. Ganga Dussehra celebrations are well-known in Varanasi and 1000’s of devotees take part in Ganga Aarti on the iconic Dasaswamedh Ghat. But this yr because of the covid-linked pointers in place, the celebrations are low-key.

Ganga Dussehra date and time: 

According to the Hindu calendar 2021, Ganga Dussehra is within the month of Jyeshtha, throughout the Shukla Paksha or the Full Moon fortnight.  

  • Ganga Dussehra is on Sunday, June 20
  • Dashami tithi begins at 6:45 PM on June 19
  • Dashami tithi ends at 4:21 PM on June 20
  • Hasta Nakshatra begins at 9:38 PM on June 18
  • Hasta Nakshatra ends at 8:29PM on June 19
  • Vyatipata Yoga begins at 12.29 AM on June 17
  • Vyatipata Yoga ends at 12.26 PM on June 18

(Source: drikpanchang.com)

Ganga Dussehra Puja Vidhi

Devotees get up early within the morning and take a shower. Many folks like to combine just a few drops of the holy water from the Ganga to the faucet water for bathtub. Devotees often observe quick on Ganga Dussehra. Arghya or choices to the Sun god or Surya Devta is necessary on the day. People pray and supply naivedyam to the family deity and Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the day. After a brief meditation, the puja is concluded by performing Ganga Aarti

Significance of Ganga Dussehra

A ten-day-long pageant, Ganga Dussehra begins a day forward of Nirjala Ekadashi, one other important day for devotees of Lord Vishnu. Ganga Dussehra marks the respectable of Maa Ganga or Goddess Ganga on Earth. According to the scriptures, devotees worship Goddess Ganga on today for aid from hardships and troubles. Ganga Dussehra is believed to be an auspicious day for Griha Pravesh (beginning keep in a brand new home), shopping for costly issues like automobiles or beginning new companies. 

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