New Delhi, Swami Avdheshanand Giri (Acharya Mahamandaleshwar, Junapithadhishwar and President, Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha); In Sanatani culture, Ganga is considered to be Mokshadayini and the holiest river. According to mythology, on the Dashami date of Shukla Paksha of the month Jyestha, Mother Ganga descended to earth in ten divine yogas. Her appearance day is known as Ganga Dussehra. Bathing in the Ganges water on this day destroys ten kinds of sins from a man. The ten major sins mentioned in the Scriptures include three bodily sins, four committed through speech, and three mental sins. Bathing and donating etc. performed on Ganga Dussehra festival have inexhaustible and infinite fruit. It is believed that by bathing in the river Ganges on this day, the ancestors get eternal satisfaction and the raw divine power becomes favorable to us.
Although a seeker should not consider Muhurta etc. while doing good deeds, however, according to astrology, our good deeds become more effective in the period of a particular astronomical and yoga compatibility. There is immense reverence and appreciation for the Ganges in the Indian public. Ganga is not just a river for us, but a flow of immortality. It is believed that only the cow and the Ganges have the ability to absorb the vital element emanating from the sun’s rays, so remembering, worshiping, and touching the Ganges automatically satisfies our gods and ancestors.
Mother Ganges is the factor of Triyog Siddhi. She emerges from the Kamandal of Brahma, Yoga of knowledge, Bhakti Yoga touching the feet of Lord Vishnu and incarnates on earth from the locks of Shiva, therefore she tries Vairagya Yoga. Ganga has descended to the land of death only for the salvation of the fallen. We Indians have so much faith and belief in Mother Ganga that even after death, the living being wants to remain in Ganga’s shelter for her salvation. By making the bones of the dead flow into the water of the Ganges, the relatives relax about their enjoyment, fortune and salvation.
Currently, Ganga’s condition is very distressing. Today the flow of Ganga is being obstructed for the attainment of momentary material pleasures. We need to understand that Ganga is a very big and supernatural river. He is the divine liquid, for whose descent King Bhagiratha and his ancestors worked tirelessly. The descent of Ganga to earth is the result of the infinite labor resources of our ancestors, so we must be aware and sensitive towards the purity, continuity, continuity and flow of Ganga. The polluted and clogged Ganga is a curse for mankind.
Come! Make collective efforts to ensure the continuity of Ganga, because Ganga belongs to everyone. She has been nurturing many biospecies, flora and cultures in her womb from time to time. With the destruction of Ganga, a glorious cultural tradition of humanity will also come to an end. It is a matter of happiness that many significant efforts are being made for the cleanliness and continuity of Ganga through the “Namami Gange” scheme under the leadership of the Prime Minister. But apart from government works and schemes, there is a need for collective participation and public awareness to maintain the purity of Ganga. On Ganga Dussehra, feel your responsibility for the cleanliness of Ganga.
Presentation: Anoop Kumar Singh, Haridwar