Ganga Dashahara / Ganga Dussehra 2016 / Why is Ganga Dashara celebrated ?When is Ganga Dashahara in 2017
In the year 2017 Ganga Dashahara is on Sunday, 04 June, 2017 .
Why is Ganga Dashara celebrated ?
On Dashmi Tithi of Shukal Paksh of Jeshtha , the holy river Ganga came down to the earth from heaven. So taking a bath in the river Ganga is considered to be very auspicious. And if it is not possible to bathe in the Ganga , people can have a bath in the nearby river or at other places with the feeling as if they are having a bath in the river Ganga. After taking a bath, they should sit at a peaceful place and worship the river Ganga chanting the following Mantra :-
"Om Namah Shivayai Naaraayanyai Dasharaayai Gangaayai Namah."
" ॐ नमः शिवायै नारायण्यै दशहरायै गंगायै नमः।"
If the person wants to donate things , the quantity of the things should be ten in number. Giving donations removes the sins of the person. While giving donations, chant the Mantra -
" Gangaayai Namah. "
' गंगायै नमः'।