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Namami Gange I Ganga Dussehra 2019 I Ganga Puja

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Ganga Dussehra , (12 June, 2019) also known as , is a Hindu festival celebrating the avatarana(descent) of the Ganges. It is believed by Hindus that the holy river Ganges descended from heaven to earth on this day . Ganga Dussehra takes place on Dashami(10th day) of the waxing moon (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu calendar month Jyeshtha. The festival celebration lasts ten days, including the nine days preceding this holy day.

Ganga Dussehra is observed by Hindus mainly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and West Bengal, where the river flows. Haridwar, Varanasi, Garhmukteshwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad, and Patna are the main locations of the celebrations,where devotees gather at the banks of the Ganges and perform aartis (a religious ritual in which a light lamp is moved clockwise circularly in front of a deity as a part of prayer) to the river. Taking a dip in the river on this day is believed to bring the devotee to a state of purification and also heal any physical ailments he may have. In Sanskrit, dasha means ten and hara means destroy; thus bathing in the river during these ten days is believed to rid the person of ten sins or, alternatively, ten lifetimes of sins.

I think cleaning Ganga is the real Ganga Puja. Here I made a whatsapp status video on it…please watch. Thank you.


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