According to Skanda Purana, Ganga was conceived on this day and along these lines, it is additionally celebrated according to birthday. Respected as a devi in Hinduism, numerous imperative journeys are arranged on the banks of waterway Ganga. It is trusted that each individual who takes a dunk or washes in the Ganges is liberated from their wrongdoings. Prior, incineration at the banks of this blessed stream or essentially being drifted away in the waterway was accepted to be the way to salvation.
Water from the Ganga is equivalent to amrit and is utilized broadly in religious exercises. On imperative celebrations like Kumbh Sankranti, Kumbh Mela, Makar Sankranti and Ganga Dussehra, gifts are offered to the Maa Ganga. Maa Ganga speaks to the feeling of solidarity and dharma.
Legend of Ganga’s Birth
How was Ganga conceived? According to legends, it is said she began from Lord Vishnu’s sweat while a few stories state she originated from Lord Brahma’s Kamandal.
As per legends, when Lord Vishnu murdered Bali as Vamana, Lord Brahma cleaned Lord Vishnu’s feet and the water utilized was put away in Brahma’s Kamandal. Another legend expresses that Lord Shiva sang for Brahma, Vishnu, and Narad Muni. On hearing the melody, Vishnu started to sweat and the sweat was put away in Brahma’s Kamandal.
Importance Ganga Saptami
As expressed in the Shashtras, Maa Ganga connected from Lord Shiva’s hair in the Swarg Lok on Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Saptami and accordingly, this day is praised as Ganga Saptami or Ganga Jayanti.
The day Maa Ganga began is commended as Ganga Jayanti while the day she slipped on earth is known as Ganga Dussehra.
Scrubbing down in waterway Ganga and loving Ganga assuages a man from all wrongdoings and furnishes him with notoriety, joy, and salvation. It is trusted that individuals affected by Mangal get benefits by loving Ganga on this day.