Ganga Dussehra begins, 29 May 2014

On 29 May 2014, Ganga Dussehra begins. Ganga Dussehra is a ten-day festival dedicated to Goddess Ganga Mata (The River Goddess of Ganga).

This festival is celebrated for 10 days and ends on Shukla Dasami in Jyeshta month (May-June). In 2014, Ganga Dussehra Ganga Puja dates – Ganga Dasara begins on May 29 and ends on June 8.

Ganga Dussehra is mainly celebrated in holy places like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Prayag, Varanasi, and Garh-Mukteswar. Devotees throng to the ghats along the River Ganga and perform Punya snan and offer pujas and aratis to Goddess Ganga.

Ganga Puja is also celebrated in Vaishakh month as Ganga Saptami or Jahnu Saptami. Jahnu Saptami is known as the day during when Ganga descended to the earth (Ganga Jayanti).

Panchangam, Ganga Dussehra – 29 May 2014, Thursday

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:42
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:03 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:19

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 25:00
Nakshatra Rohini – 19:19
Yoga Sukarman – 12:06
Karana Bava – 25:00

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Jyeshtha
Amavasyanta Month Jyeshtha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:50 – 15:27
Gulika Kalam: 08:59 – 10:36
Yama Gandam: 05:45 – 07:22

Tamil Month – Vaigasi Masam, Malayalam Month – Edavam Month, Bengali Month – Jyeshto Month

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrishabha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 15:56 – 17:38
Abhijit Muhurat –  11:47 – 12:39

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:21 – 27:04
Durmuhurthams: 15:14 – 16:06

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