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What is the significance of Ganga Snaan?

Created by Asttrolok in Astrology 30 Aug 2023
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What is the significance of Ganga Snaan?
There are many holy rivers in India. In India, rivers have been given a lot of attention. All over the country, people worship the Ganga river. This is why people think of the Ganga river as a mother. Hindus feel it is very important to take a bath in the Ganga. Both death and life are linked to the Ganga river. When a person takes a bath in the Ganga, all their problems go away. Gangotri is the name of the place where the Ganga river starts.

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The Story of the Ganga River


Bhagirath was a king from the Ikshvaku dynasty who was said to be a hero. He helped bring the River Ganga down from heaven because only she could help Sage Kapila's cursed ancestors, who were Bhagirath's ancestors. After Lord Shiva did a lot of penance for a long time, the Ganga River came down to Earth, and he agreed to direct her flow. So, the River Ganga came from the hair of Lord Shiva. Gangotri is the name of the place where the holy river began, and Jatashankari is another name for the same place because the river came from Lord Shiva's hair.

Sage Jana's ashram was destroyed by the Ganga as it flowed. This made Jana very angry, so the Ganga stopped moving. Bhagirath asked the sage to set her free, and he did. Because of this, Ganga is also referred to as Jahnavi. The Ganga then went to sage Kapil's ashram, where Bhagirath's ancestors were burned to ashes and set free to rest in peace.

The Religious connection


The Ganga is the single river to flow from all three worlds: Heaven (Swarga), Earth (Prithvi), and Hell (Patal). In the Sanskrit language, the person who has been to all three worlds is called Tripathaga.

In Hinduism, the Goddess Ganga is a personification of the holy River Ganga. Hindus believe that taking a bath in the holy Ganga can help wash away all their sins. Individuals also believe that just touching the river can help them reach moksha (salvation), so the charred remains of the dead are put in the holy river.

Ganga - Path to salvation


When someone bathes in the Ganga, they are blessed and good things happen to them. In Hinduism, the Ganga river was thought to be a goddess. On the banks of the river, Ganga is a bunch of holy places. People in India think that the Ganga river is the holiest. People believe that taking a bath in the Ganga will solve all of their problems. People believe that if they are born or die near the river Ganga, they will go to heaven. Even a dead body's ashes are dumped in the Ganga. On the banks of the river Ganga, people often pray and meditate.

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Ganga is seen as significant in all kinds of religious practices. People think that the water in the river Ganga is holy. Ganga is linked to several different holidays and ceremonies. Ganga Dussehra, Makar Sankranti, and Kumbh are some of these. On the banks of the Ganga, there are also a lot of different fairs. River Ganga brings together the culture of the whole country. Many religious texts have been written that praise the river Ganga. Sri Ganga Sahasranama Stotram is one of these.

The act of bathing in the Ganga brings wealth and success to the person who does it. People who have a Mangalik dosha are thought to have good luck when they have a bath in the Ganga river. If you worship Ganga according to the right rules, good things will happen. The act of bathing in the Ganga also makes bad things less likely to happen. People go to the banks of the Ganga River on Amavasya to pray for the dead and do other religious things.

Another story says that the river Ganga came from the thumb of Lord Vishnu. She came to Earth because King Bhagirath asked her to. His ancestors had been turned to ashes by Saint Kapil's curse, so King Bhagirath asked her to help him. For the same reason, Ganga became known as Bhagirathi. 
End Note: India's lifeblood

The Ganga is called India's lifeline because it gives water to 40% of the country's people. It also gives water to a wide range of crops to help them grow. The Ganga Basin has rich soil that has a big effect on the agricultural economies of both India and Bangladesh, which is right next door. The fishing industry is also based on the River Ganga, making it an important part of Indian agriculture and work.

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