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Ganga Saptami 2022

Ganga Saptami 2022, Ganga Jayanti 2022

Ganga is the holiest river worshipped as a Goddess in Hinduism. The river we all love is referred as Ganga Maiya or Mother/ Goddess Ganga by millions of people. Ganga Saptami, also called by the names of Ganga Jayanti or Ganga Pujan, is an auspicious day which celebrates the rebirth of Goddess Ganga on Earth. Ganga Saptami is observed on the Saptami (7th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) during the month of ‘Vaishakha’ or Baisakh.

It is believed that bathing in the water of Ganga on this day washes a person's sins. In Hinduism, when a person is dead, his remains like bones and ashes are immersed in the holy Ganga river as it is believed that it will give salvation or 'moksha' to the dead person.

People wake up before sunrise and take a dip in Ganga river on the day of Ganga Saptami. ‘Ganga Aarti’ is performed by the priests along the ‘ghats’ of Ganga and thousands of people gather to witness this majestic devotional ritual. A Ganga devotee must hear or recite Ganga Sahasranam Strotram and ‘Gayatri Mantra’ to seek Maa Ganga's blessings. Devotees offer special prayers at sacred pilgrimage places like "Har ki Paudi" in Haridwar, Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and Rishikesh in Uttrakhand. Goddess Ganga must be worshipped on Ganga Saptami day by people who are under the influence of ‘Mangal’.

Ganga Saptami 2022 Date Details

Ganga Saptami 2022 Date - Sunday, May 8, 2022
Ganga Saptami Madhyahna Muhurat - 10:58 AM to 01:38 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 39 Mins
Saptami Tithi Begins - 02:56 PM on May 07, 2022
Saptami Tithi Ends - 05:00 PM on May 08, 2022
Ganga Dussehra 2022 Date - Thursday, June 9, 2022

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