Ganga Dusshera 2018: Celebrations across India

India is a land of mythology and the interesting stories behind them. One such tale goes behind Ganga m years Dusshera. Read on to know why and where Ganga Dusshera is celebrated.

 India is a land of mythology and the interesting stories behind them. One such tale goes behind Ganga m years Dusshera. The day is celebrated to commemorate the day when finally Bhagirath was successful to bring Ganga on Earth. It took him years of prayers to call the divine Ganga to bless his sons. The festival is also known as Gangavataran which means the descent of the Ganga. This festival is celebrated for ten days beginning on the Amavasya and ends on the shukla dasami. It is believed that a holy dip in Ganga can purge all type of sins.

Here are the places you can visit to see the celebrations of Ganga Dusshera in full zeal

Varanasi

Varanasi is the humble abode to more than 87 ghats and without any doubts is one of the holiest cities of India. Located in Uttar Pradesh it is visited by a number of devotees not only from India but overseas as well. Renowned for its auspicious Ganga Aarti, this place is a must visit.

Haridwar

Located in Uttarakhand it is listed as one of India’s seven holy cities. Apart from being a religious hub among devotees, it is also surrounded by mountains offering splendid views of nature, making it a trip worth mentioning.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh often remembered as the International Yoga Capital and a favorite spot among adventure enthusiasts is a great place for Ganga Dusshera as well. The fact that the Ganga flows through Rishikesh, marks the place as a preferred spiritual destination in India.

Garhmutkershwar

If you’re looking for a place which isn’t as crowded and spectacular at the same time, Garhmutkershwar in Uttar Pradesh is your place to be. It is home to temples that are dedicated to Ganga, the goddess. Garhmutkeshwar is a place worth exploring.

Allahabad

Situated in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is an ancient city which also plays host to Kumbh Mela which is organised once in every 12 years. Every year people visit Allahabad to take a dip in the holy Ganges.

So what are you waiting for? What could be better than these places to celebrate Ganga Dussehra!

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