Ganga Dussehra 2023: Date, Shubh Muhurat, Meaning, Puja Vidhi and Celebrations of this Special Occasion

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Ganga Dussehra 2023: It is celebrated one day before Nirjala Ekadashi but in some years Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi may fall on the same day. Scroll down to find out more.

The auspicious occasion of Ganga Dussehra is just a few days away and the preparations are in full swing. Ganga Dussehra, also known as ‘Ganga Avatran’ is a popular festival that is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm and joy. Ganga Dussehra falls during the Dashami Tithi of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha and currently falls in May or June. Usually Ganga Dussehra is celebrated one day before Nirjala Ekadashi, but in some years Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi may fall on the same day.

Ganga Dussehra 2023: date and Shubh Muhurat

This year, the auspicious occasion of Ganga Dussehra will fall on 30th May 2023 (Tuesday). According to Drik Panchang, the Dashami Tithi will begin at 4:19 p.m. on May 29 and end at 5:37 p.m. on May 30, 2023.

Starts Until Nakshatra – 08:59 am on May 30, 2023 Until Nakshatra ends – 10:30 am on May 31, 2023

Vyatipata Yoga begins – 01:25 AM on May 31, 2023 Vyatipata Yoga ends – 01:45 AM on June 01, 2023

Ganga Dussehra 2023: Importance

Ganga Dussehra is a joyful occasion dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This occasion is celebrated to commemorate the day when Goddess Ganga descended to Earth to fulfill her mission to purge the cursed souls of Bhagiratha’s ancestors. Before coming to earth, Goddess Ganga used to reside in the Kamandal of Lord Brahma.

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According to Drik Panchang, on Ganga Dussehra, devotees worship the holy river Ganges and bathe in it. Offering charity is considered very auspicious on Ganga Dussehra. According to popular belief, it is believed that holy immersion in the Ganges on the day of Ganga Dussehra can purge all kinds of sins.

Bargain Dussehra 2023: Celebrations

To celebrate Ganga Dussehra, devotees visit Prayagraj/Allahabad, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi to take a holy dip in the Ganges River. Ganga Dussehra celebrations are a must experience in the city of Varanasi. Thousands of devotees make Ganga Snan and participate in Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat.

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Ganga Dussehra 2023: Puja Vidhi

To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Ganga Dussehra, devotees are required to get up early in the morning, take a holy bath in the Ganges river and wear clean clothes. After that, all the samagri required to perform the puja and offer Arghya to the Sun God is collected. Now, offer incense sticks and flowers to the deity and begin the puja. Chant sacred mantras dedicated to Goddess Ganga and Sun God and pray for the good health and prosperity of your family.

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