Gangasnan: Gangasnan is done not only for religious but also for scientific reasons, learn here!


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The religious significance of the Ganges, which emerges from Lord Shiva's locks, increases when it crosses the glaciers of the great Himalayas and enters the Terai region. That's why Ganga water is definitely used in various religious rituals. It is believed that those who take a bath in the Ganges get rid of all sins and attain salvation after death. But do you know that the Ganga bath has spiritual and scientific significance as well? Many researchers have also confirmed this. Let us know, what is the spiritual, and scientific importance of the Ganga bath and what is the mythological story of the birth of Mother Ganga.

Scientific facts related to Ganga water

Many researches have been done on Ganga water till now. One such study was also done by the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, in which they found that it has the ability to kill E. coli bacteria. Scientists also believe that since the Ganges flows through the Himalayas, it comes in contact with many minerals and herbs and acquires medicinal properties.

Scientific facts related to Ganga water

Researchers have found that Ganga water has an amazing ability to absorb oxygen. That is why the amount of sulfur in the Ganges water is high, so the water does not spoil for a long time. Scientists have also done many studies on Ganga bath and drinking Ganga water, in which they found that dangerous germs of diseases like cholera, plague, or malaria die by drinking Ganga water.

The religious importance of Ganga bath

Mother Ganga is called Mokshadayini. Because since ancient times it is believed that by taking a bath in the Ganges all sins are washed away and infinite virtue is attained. By taking a bath with Ganges water on Amavasya or a full moon day, the seeker gets the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses. Along with this, by performing Shradh or Tarpan, etc. on the banks of the Ganges, one gets the blessings of the ancestors.

The story of the birth of Maa Ganga

According to religious belief, Maa Ganga was born on the Saptami Tithi of Vaishakh Shukla Paksha. Many stories are prevalent in Vedas and Puranas about the birth of Maa Ganga. According to the Vamana Purana, when Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Vamana, he raised one leg towards the sky. Then Brahmaji washed the feet of Lord Vishnu and filled a kamandal with water. Ganga was born from the glory of this water. After this Brahma handed over Mount Ganga to the Himalayas and thus Goddess Parvati and Mother Ganga became sisters.