Know when is Ganga Dussehra, auspicious time and importance


Ganga Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month. According to religious beliefs, Ganga descended on earth on Jyestha Shukla Dashami. He saved the ancestors of King Bhagirath, due to which he attained salvation. On the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, people bathe in the river Ganga and worship Mother Ganga, so that sins can be eradicated and salvation can be attained after death. May 30, 2023, will be celebrated on Tuesday.

On this occasion, bathing is organized at places like Kashi, Prayagraj, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Garhmukteshwar etc. and Ganga Aarti is performed in the evening. Kashi’s astrologer Chakrapani Bhatt knows about the date, worship time and importance of Ganga Dussehra.

Ganga Dussehra date and auspicious time

Beginning of Jyestha Dashami Tithi – May 29, 2023 from 11.49 am
Dashami date ends – May 30, 2023 at 01:07 pm

Hasta Nakshatra starts – May 30, 2023 from 04.29 am
Hasta Nakshatra Completion – May 31, 2023 by 06 AM

Ganga Dussehra Shubh Yog

A combination of Ravi and Siddhi Yoga is being formed on Ganga Dussehra. Also, on this day Venus will enter Cancer. Dhan Yog is being created on this day due to the transit of Venus. On this day Ravi Yoga will remain for the whole day. Along with this, Siddhi Yoga will start on May 29 at 09:01 PM and it will end on May 30 at 08:55 PM.

Ganga Dussehra Pujan Method

One should take a dip in the holy river Ganga on the day of Ganga Dussehra. You can also take a dip in a pond or river located near you. Chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivayai Narayanyai Dussehraai Gangayai Namah’ while taking bath. After bathing in the Ganges, perform Havan while chanting the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivayai Narayanyai Dashahrayai Gangayai Swaha’. If you are at home, then you can take bath on this day by mixing Ganges water in the bath water. Donating to poor and needy people on the day of Ganga Dussehra is considered very auspicious. The number of things donated on the day of Ganga Dussehra should be 10, as well as the things you are using in worship should also be 10 like 10 types of fruits and 10 types of flowers.

Ganga Dussehra Importance

The festival of Ganga Dussehra is celebrated in Sanatan Dharma as the date of the arrival of Mother Ganga on earth. It is believed that on this day mother Ganga came down from heaven to earth. It is believed that all the sins of man are washed away by the festival of Ganga Dussehra.

Significance of Hasta Nakshatra on the day of Ganga Dussehra

According to astrologers, on the day of Ganga Dussehra, there will be Jyestha month, Shukla Paksha, Dashami date, Hasta Nakshatra, Vyatipat Yoga, Gar Karan and Kanyastha Moon. Maa Ganga descended on the earth in Hasta Nakshatra on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month. That’s why worship-recitation and auspicious work in Hasta Nakshatra are considered completely successful. Hasta Nakshatra on Ganga Dussehra will start at 4.26 am and end before sunrise the next morning.

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