Ganga Dussehra 2017 June 3

2017 Ganga Dussehra date is observed on the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta Month. This year the festival falls on 3 June 2017. Ganga Dasara is a ten day festival dedicated to River Ganges or Goddess Ganga. Maa Ganga Dashara festival is observed during the first 10 days of the Jyeshta Month.

The festival relates to the story of Bhagiratha bringing Ganga to Earth. Ancient Hindu mythology scriptures say that Goddess Ganga touched the earth on the tenth day of the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month. Ganga Aarti, special prayers and pujas and religious ceremonies are held on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra. In some regions Ganga Saptami in the month of Baisakhi is celebrated as Ganga Jayanti – the day Ganga descended on earth.

Ganga Dussehra

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