Ganga Dussehra

May

Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Falling on the tenth day of the month of Jayestha in the Hindu calendar, Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with great splendour in the towns that line the Holy River Ganges. Haridwar, the holy city goes all out in celebrating this propitious day by performing several rites and rituals that are preceded by a bath in the holy waters. Lord Shiva and King Bhagirath are also worshipped on this day.


Falling on the tenth day of the month of Jayestha in the Hindu calendar, Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with great splendour in the towns that line the Holy River Ganges. Haridwar, the holy city goes all out in celebrating this propitious day by performing several rites and rituals that are preceded by a bath in the holy waters. Lord Shiva and King Bhagirath are also worshipped on this day.

Hindu mythology claims that it was on this auspicious day that the Goddess Ganga descended on this Earth as an answer to King Bhagirath’s hard penance. Watch the people of Haridwar flock the river bank and worship their mother goddess on this grand day.

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