Ganga Dussehra 2023: Date, Muhurat, Mantras & Pooja Vidhi
By: Future Point | 25-May-2023Views : 106
Maa Ganga or Mother Ganges is one of those divine figures that immediately come to everyone’s mind when it comes to the Hindu faith. Hinduism is incomplete without Maa Ganga who manifests in the form of a river. Hindu pilgrims/devotees not just from all parts of India but from various parts of the world, come to take a holy dip in river Ganga.
A lot of sacred rituals are performed on the banks of Ganga simply because Maa Ganga purifies every soul that comes to Her and makes the soul receptive to Divine Grace.
What is Ganga Dussehra 2023?
Ganga Dussehra 2023 marks the occasion when Maa Ganga descended from Heaven on Earth in the form of a river. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and festive spirit by Hindu devotees who worship Maa Ganga on this immensely auspicious occasion which has great spiritual importance.
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Significance of Ganga Dussehra
It must be noted that Maa Ganga came to this planet after a man called Bhagirath from the ‘Ikshvaku’ dynasty pleased Maa Ganga by performing extreme austerities and requested the solution for the salvation of the souls of several of his ancestors who died after the curse of a Holy Sage whom they offended.
Maa Ganga assured Bhagirath that She will descend upon Earth and not only provide salvation to his ancestors but to innumerable souls on Earth in the times to come. However, the force with which Maa Ganga would come to Earth could have destroyed this planet, therefore, Lord Shiva held the fierce force of Maa Ganga’s water and reduced/controlled it by holding it in His matted locks.
Soon, Maa Ganga descended upon Earth roaring from the top of Lord Shiva’s head from His matted locks and that day came to be known as Ganga Dussehra.
Ganga Dussehra 2023: Timings
Ganga Dussehra is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the ‘Dashmi Tithi’ (10th Date) of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (Waxing Phase of the Moon) in the month of Jyeshtha as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar.
Ganga Dussehra 2023 will be celebrated on 30th May.
Ganga Dussehra 2023 Shubh Muhurta
The set of various Shubh Muhurtas or Auspicious Timings to worship Maa Ganga or take a dip in Her Holy waters are as follows:
- Brahma Muhurta: 04:03 AM to 04:43 AM
- Pratah Sandhya: 04:23 AM to 05:24 AM
- Abhijit Muhurata: 11:51 AM to 12:46 PM
- Vijaya Muhurta: 02:37 PM to 03:32 PM
- Godhuli Muhurta: 07:12 PM to 07:32 PM
- Sanyah Sandhya: 07:13 PM to 08:14 PM
Other Key Muhurtas on Ganga Dussehra 2023:
- Amrit Kaal: 11:37 PM (May 30th) to 01:19 AM (May 31st)
- Nishita Muhurta: 11:58 PM (May 30th) to 12:39 AM (May 31st)
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Rituals or Puja on Ganga Dussehra
Worshipping Maa Ganga on Ganga Dussehra especially with a Holy dip in the Ganga river is considered extremely auspicious. One who pleases Maa Ganga on this occasion gets Her blessings that absolves the person of countless sins committed in the past lifetimes.
Devotees can follow the below mentioned in-general Ganga Dussehra guidelines:
- On Ganga Dussehra, one must take bath very early in the morning, preferably before Sunrise.
- Devotees who cannot go for a Holy dip in river Ganga, should mix some Gangajal (Ganga Water) in their bathing water at home.
- Post bathing devotees must light a lamp on the banks of river Ganga or at the Puja altar in their homes.
- Devotees must meditate & pray to Maa Ganga as much as possible on this day.
- Making donations on this day reaps huge spiritual benefits.
- People should actively take part in Ganga Aarti on this day.
As far as the chanting of a mantra on Ganga Dussehra is concerned, one should chant the following mantra with a devout heart:
“ऊँ नम: शिवायै नारायण्यै दशहरायै गंगायै नम:”
Rudrabhishek Puja with Gangajal
In case you have a busy schedule or are simply not able to observe these rituals, then you can simply get a Rudrabhishek Puja with Gangajal being performed in your name on Ganga Dussehra 2023 and please Maa Ganga on this incredibly auspicious & spiritually significant occasion.
A Rudrabhishek Puja with Gangajal on Ganga Dussehra not only pleases Maa Ganga and brings Her blessings in our life but also pleases Lord Shiva who grants us peace of mind and dispels hurdles that are restricting us from attaining our goals.
Furthermore, the Rudrabhishek Puja with Gangajal performed on a Ganga Dussehra, frees us from the karmic bondage of our intense & negative past life karmas that are the root cause of all our miseries.
Future Point offers an opportunity to book the Rudrabhishek Puja with Gangajal and get it performed in your name by a learned Brahmin priest, strictly in accordance with all the Vedic rules & rituals.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get the blessings of Maa Ganga and Lord Shiva on this Ganga Dussehra 2023 and live a blessed life that is free from the malefic influences of our negative past life karmas and is full of peace, contentment, success & prosperity!