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Worship of Bhagirath before Ganga, celebration in presence of only 20 people, Ganga ghats are heard from Haridwar to Banaras on Ganges Dussehra

  • Devnadi Ganga got here to earth on the tenth day of the intense fortnight of Jyeshtha month, it’s known as Bhagirathi in Gangotri, the place of origin.

Dainik Bhaskar

Jun 01, 2020, 11:16 AM IST

Today is Ganges Dussehra. On this present day itself, Ganga descended from heaven on earth. This might be the primary time when the Ganges is crowded by the Ganges ghats throughout the nation together with Haridwar, Banaras on Dussehra. The pageant is being organized in the presence of only 20 folks in Gangotri, the origin of Ganga. The Ganges, originating from Gomukh-Gangotri, passes by many states and cities. Meets at sea on Gangasagar in Bengal. Gandaki and plenty of different rivers are discovered in the Ganges all through this journey. The Ganges is the only river, which has the identical significance from its origin till it meets the ocean. It has obtained the standing of river Dev. On the Ganges Dussehra, wherever the Ganges originates, there’s celebration. This might be the primary time that there was silence on the Ganga Ghats of the entire nation. The folks of the depend are current on the ghats. In many cities like Haridwar, Banaras, Allahabad, Patna, this time the quantity of individuals who take a dip in the Ganges is negligible.

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Bhagiratha was introduced to the Ganges on earth, so in Gangotri, it is usually stated that Ganga is worshiped before Ganga on Dussehra. Every yr, he’s first thanked for bringing Ganga to the earth. Only after this, Ganga worship, abhishek and havan and many others. are finished.

Chairman of the temple committee Gangotri Dham, Pt. Suresh Semwal stated that following the principles laid down by the federal government in the temple, particular worship of Ganga Maiya is being finished. During this era only clergymen and temple workers are current. The Semwal Brahmins of Mukhba village are the clergymen of Gangotri. This temple is located at an altitude of 3042 meters above sea degree. The Ganges right here is known as Bhagirathi. Today, the recitation of Ganga Sahasranamavali was finished Doli Yatra will go away at 11.48 am on the Ganges. After this, there might be Srisukta textual content and Mahabhisheka on the Ganges stream.

According to Pt. Deepak Semwal, secretary of the temple committee, the ornament of King Bhagirath’s statue, stick and doli was finished at 9.05 am. After this, Ganga Dussehra Poojan, Havan passed off from 9.30 am. The puja consisted of Ganga Sahasranama textual content, Ganga Lahiri textual content, Ganga Strota peace textual content.

The doorways might be open until November 15

The valleys of Gangotri, Yamnotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath have opened in all of the 4 dhams of Uttarakhand. National lockdown additionally triggered a change in opening of the doorways. These dhams are opened for darshan for about 6-7 months yearly. The relaxation of the time the environment stays unfavorable right here, due to which the temples stay closed. Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath temples might be open for darshan until 15 November this yr. The Yamanotri temple will stay open until 16 November. Changes in these dates are additionally attainable.

Gomukh is the principle origin of Ganga

Gomukh glacier is about 19 km from Gangotri. This is the principle supply of the river Ganga. This is a really inaccessible place, it isn’t simply accessible. The Ganges River is the longest and most sacred river in the world. According to fashionable perception right here, King Bhagiratha meditated to please Shiva by sitting on a rock in the Gangotri mountain space. Gangotri temple is made of white granite stones.

Like Gangotri, Ganga Ghat of Haridwar and Varanasi additionally listened on Ganges Dussehra. Devotees are prohibited from visiting Coronavirus.

Goddess Ganges

Ganga is taken into account as a goddess as a result of it has come from heaven to the earth. Ganga is the river that destroys all sins. There is a legend about why Devanadi Ganga had to come to Earth. According to the legend, Kapil Muni was insulted by sixty thousand sons of King Sagar, ancestor of Shri Ram. Enraged by this, Muni had consumed everybody. After this, Kapil Muni Sagar’s grandson Anshuman instructed that every one the lifeless sons of Sagar might be saved from the river Ganges.

Anshuman had sons Dilip and Dilip’s sons Bhagirath. All of them did penance for the peace of their fathers. Pleased with the penance of Bhagiratha, Goddess Ganga agreed to come to earth. The velocity of the Ganges was very quick, Bhagiratha happy Shiva to maintain it. Then Ganga got here to earth and by the contact of her water all of the sons of Sagara had been saved. That is why Ganga can also be known as Bhagirathi.

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