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Ganga Dussehra

astrology Happy Ganga Dussehra! May Goddess Ganga Bless You and Bring Joy, Peace and Glory


Ganga Dussehra, one of the most sacred festivals of Hindus is marked with reverence of Maa Ganga, is celebrated on the tenth day (dashmi tithi) of waxing moon (Shukla Paksh) in the month of Jyeshtha as per Hindu calendar. This auspicious day will fall on 16 June 2024 this year.

Significance of Ganga Dusshera

Ganga Dussehra, also known as Gangavataran, means the ‘Descent of Maa Ganga’ from Heaven to Earth.

The legend behind Ganga Dussehra goes round the King Bhagirath, who, by his intense penance accomplished his mission to bring Maa Ganga to earth in the form of a river to free the cursed souls of his ancestors.

How Ganga Dussehra is celebrated

On this holy day, thousands of devotees gather on the bank of the river Ganga in the cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and Prayag Raj. They offer prayers, perform rituals and also light diyas and lamps to worship Maa Ganga.

Message of Ganga Dussehra

River Ganga is a gift to humanity. It is not only a sacred river but also, the heart of India. The offering of prayers allows one to attain salvation. It is believed that taking a dip in the river on this day can bring the devotees to get rid of ten kinds of sins. Ganga water purifies and heals any physical ailment making the body, mind and spirit rejuvenated.


This festival holds a special place to mark a deep connection between Humans, Gods and the Natural World.

Ganga Dussehra holds a profound significance in the power of faith, determination and penance to redeem oneself from the sins of lifetime whether done knowingly or unknowingly. On this auspicious day, Cyber Astro is performing Kanak Dhara Yagna on 16th June 2024 for bringing abundance, prosperity and happiness in the life of the participants. You may enlist and attract the abundance and wealth in your life.

Wishing you blessed and virtuous Ganga Dussehra!

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