Gangotpatti, Ganga Avataran

Gangotpatti (Ganga Avataran) is the day to celebrate the descending of Goddess Ganga from her heavenly abode to the Earth. Gangavataran is also known as Ganga Saptami or Jahnu Saptami or Baisakh Ganga Puja.

In 2017, Gangotpatti date is May 2.

While descending from celestial region to the Earth, Ganga Devi entered into Jahnu Maharshi’s Ashram and disturbed his penance. He cursed her and drank herand later released from his ear on the request of Lord Shiva and all other Gods. This is the main reason behind Jahnu Saptami or Ganga Saptami.

Due to Jahnu Maharshi’s role in Gangotpatti, this festival is referred to as Jahnu Saptami.

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  1. Abhiri says:

    pic of when king bhagirath from ganga avtaran

  2. Sumukh says:

    folktale of ganga avtaran by raja bhagirath in hindi

  3. Marala says:

    ganga avtaran ki katha in hindi in short

  4. Nrsingh says:

    king bhagirath ganga avtaran ki katha in hindi

  5. Hemayu says:

    story on king bhagirath in hindi on ganga avtaran in hindi language

  6. Vairochan says:

    RECENTLY FLOOD STARTED IN GANGA ON WHICH DAY?GANGAAVTARAN DAY OR GANGADASHAHARA OR GANGPURNIMA DAY?

  7. Videh says:

    ganga avtaran ki kahani in hindi on wikipedia

  8. Irit says:

    raja bhagirath ganga avtaran ki kahani hindi mein

  9. Surdeep says:

    how ganga came on earth ?bhagirath jahnu lord shiva in hindi

  10. Hita says:

    raja bhagirath ganga avratan ki story in hindi

  11. Alisha says:

    a short story of river ganga avtaran in hindi

  12. Rajat says:

    ganga avtaran ki katha in hindi & english

  13. Vishvahetu says:

    ganga avtaran ki kahani in hindi in short

  14. Siddhiksha says:

    the entry of gangaji through raja bhagirath in hindi wikipedia

  15. Achintya says:

    how far is the place of ganga avataran from kurukshetra

  16. ANCIENT GEOLOGIST says:

    Weight of Himalayan and Tibetan plate is balanced by upward thrust by Indian continental plate and gravitation of the Earth. At certain stage this may be disturbed with further push of Himalaya. And huge tectonic activity will start again with heat and also heat will affect the glaciers on Himalaya and floods of Himalayan river plains.

    Kutch has been under flood before by such activity along with sea level rise. Kutch has been under water before (between KT time and 55 million years of time – see the sea creatures’ fossil study report of the time of KUTCH)

    Unofficial records say land of Kutch has gone underwater 7 times and come out of sea. And so we do find cretaceous wood fossils in lower levels and younger marine fossil layers in upper layers. (Proofs of Recording are stored in Library records)

    Also micro fossils of Kutch will put further lights on that matter. so palaeontologist working on the subjects of Microfossils of Kutch and Bryozoans and Brachiopods may put their work in support of that. Marine protozoans show up in the fossil record in the early part of the Ordovician Period, about 470 million years ago. Fossil bryozoans are common in the Permian rocks.

    The Eocene epoch is usually broken into Early and Late, or – more usually – Early, Middle, and Late subdivisions. The corresponding rocks are referred to as Lower, Middle, and Upper Eocene. The Faunal stages from youngest to oldest are:
    Priabonian

    The Ypresian and occasionally the Lutetian constitute the Lower, the Priabonian and sometimes the Bartonian the Upper subsection; alternatively, the Lutetian and Bartonian are united as the Middle Eocene.

    Climate
    Marking the start of the Eocene, Earth heated up in one of the most rapid (in geologic terms) and extreme global warming events recorded in geologic history, called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum or Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM or IETM). This was an episode of rapid and intense warming (up to 7 °C at high latitudes) that lasted less than 100,000 years . The Thermal Maximum provoked a sharp extinction event that distinguishes Eocene fauna from the ecosystems of the Paleocene.
    The Eocene global climate was perhaps the most homogeneous of the Cenozoic; the temperature gradient from equator to pole was only half that of today’s, and deep ocean currents were exceptionally warm. The polar regions were much warmer than today, perhaps as mild as the modern-day Pacific Northwest; temperate forests extended right to the poles, while rainy tropical climates extended as far north as 45°. The difference was greatest in the temperate latitudes; the climate in the tropics however, was probably similar to today’s.
    Climates remained warm through the rest of the Eocene, although slow global cooling triggered by the Azolla event, which eventually led to the Pleistocene glaciations, started as ocean currents around Antarctica formed.
    Paleogeography
    During the Eocene, the continents continued to drift toward their present positions.
    At the beginning of the period, Australia and Antarctica remained connected, and warm equatorial currents mixed with colder Antarctic waters, distributing the heat around the planet and keeping global temperatures high. But when Australia split from the southern continent around 45 mya, the warm equatorial currents were deflected away from Antarctica, and an isolated cold water channel developed between the two continents. The Antarctic region cooled down, and the ocean surrounding Antarctica began to freeze, sending cold water and icefloes north, reinforcing the cooling.
    The northern supercontinent of Laurasia began to break up, as Europe, Greenland and North America drifted apart.
    In western North America, mountain building started in the Eocene, and huge lakes formed in the high flat basins among uplifts, resulting in the deposition of the Green River Formation lagerstätte.
    In Europe, the Tethys Sea finally vanished, while the uplift of the Alps isolated its final remnant, the Mediterranean, and created another shallow sea with island archipelagos to the north. Though the North Atlantic was opening, a land connection appears to have remained between North America and Europe since the faunas of the two regions are very similar.
    India continued its journey away from Africa and began its collision with Asia, folding the Himalayas into existence.
    It is hypothesized that the Eocene hothouse world was caused by runaway global warming from released methane clathrates deep in the oceans. The clathrates were buried beneath mud that was disturbed as the oceans warmed. Methane (CH4) has ten to twenty times the greenhouse gas effect of carbon dioxide (CO2)

    Geological Time scales attached
    Mesozoic Permian in Paleozoic period
    Paleozoic Era 542 – 251 million years ago and Key events in the Paleozoic periods
    The Mesozoic Era (248 – 65 million years ago) Ages of the Mesozoic Era
    Triassic Period
    248 – 206 mya
    First dinosaurs and mammals
    Jurassic Period
    206-144 mya
    Many dinosaurs and the first birds
    Cretaceous Period
    144-65 mya
    First flowering plants, the height of the dinosaurs. Ends in huge extinction.

    Different time level Marine fossils in Kutch and LAND vegetation fossil in the in-between periods

    Early carboniferous Lycopsid fossil has been sited in the layers of underneath Jurassic ammonite layers (More detailed information will be sent on request)
    Early Devonian vegetative fossils has been spotted in deeper layers of black hills underneath layers of marine fossil layers in the top.
    Similarly North Khadir Hills has many giant Lycopsid tree trunks and younger marine fossils in Upper layers of Hills
    Merula Spendis generally not found in Kutch but at one place it has been seen in Deep under layers of Tapakeshwari hills waterfall area during visit with Dr SHRIGARPURE in 2007 also samples of trilobites have been collected from Nakhtrana river.
    And surprisingly fossils of Stromatolites (Strombolites) have been spotted in Kutch and Live stromatolites are under water coral rifts in the bay of kutch.
    Though geologist all over the world does visit to research in Kutch but Geological study has not been given such a priority in KUTCH. Kutch do have fossilised strombolites in Gangeshwar dome area. when it was under shallow sea water it has LIVING fossils at that time but later with the uplift of the area from the sea bed. those fossils are plenty on the Gangeshwar hill area.
    Though Australians and Americans geologist has done more to study similar fossils in PERTH of AUSTRALIA. none of geologist has given the time to the strombolites foosils of Gangeshwar dome of KUTCH. similarly Bay of Kutch is full of misteries. Diving in bay of kutch reveals a beutiful coral seabed and planty of Living STROMATOLITES which are original organisms of the time of the evolution of life on the Earth. picture of the BAY of kutch and Perth Australlia wil; be sent on email request along with gangeshwar dome strombolites fossils in KUTCH

    1) Specimens of wood fossils (cretaceous) in the MARINE fossil site of Jurassic region.
    2) Hundreds foot prints of Jurassic bird’s (video captures and documented)
    Himalaya is believed to be between 60/70 million years old (simultaneous process of KT period time) so destruction of life and dinosaurs on earth occurred after KT was not linked to ONLY KT phenomenon but also simultaneous process of KT and creation of HUGE tectonics and creation of Himalaya range. HIMALAYAN and slowly raised up as Indian continental plate pushed under the edge of the Asian continental plate and lifting the Himalaya and Tibetan high lands. (Very Long time 8.64 Mn years left, till next destruction of Life on the Earth 64.6 mn-55.733116 Mn)
    Saraswati, Originating from Himalayan SHIVALIK range area, draining to PUSHKAR to RANN OF KUTCH, though the course of the river change time to time with seismic activity. And has many tributaries (Gaggar Hakar- SARKARA etc). One of the tributary was MITHI from SINDH area. Other was KHARI from RAJASTHAN desert area and even SARASWATI of Sidhdhhpur PATAN was joining the main river drainage. RANN OF KUTCH is part of those river delta and sediments are proofs of the time scale.

    1. Shivalik Hills: altitude varying between 900 to 2300 meters. These hills are the source of the rivers like Saraswati, Ghaggar, Tangri and Markanda. Parts of Panchkula, Ambala and Yamunanagar districts.
    2. Ghaggar Yamuna Plain: Divided in 2 parts – the higher one is called ‘Bangar’ and the lower ‘Khadar’. This alluvium plain is made up of sand, clay, silt and hard calcareous balls like gravel known locally as kankar.
    3. Semi-desert sandy plain: This area includes the districts of Sirsa and parts of Hissar, Mahendergarh, Fatehbad, Bhiwani and shares border with Rajasthan.
    4. Aravali hills: This is a dry irregular hilly area.
    Many theories and researches have been put forward to explain HIMALAYA and periods but all looks
    contradicting as the dating process are not relevant (as long periods) or geological samples and fossils are of
    different stage formations.
    And hardly any one has calculated in real Maths and there are some explanations in Vedic science and Vedic
    Maths to link these in scientific geological time scales. I put forward some of such calculative maths from Vedic
    sources and its relation to Geological time scales. (A comparative study)

    Himalaya was formed during this present Manvantar – seventh Manvantara – of Vaivasvata Manu.
    If the KT period has Passed 64.8Mn years (65 Mn), that is the Likely time event The Himalaya was created by collision of the Indo-Eurasian Plates.
    But Ganga was not existing, After a Long period of lack of Sun heat, cloudy dusty atmosphere Earth went to a deep freezing and after LONG LONG freezing periods vast glaciations were formed in whole of the

    Himalayan uplifting region. Kailash was the Higher than Everest (Much younger than Kailash and Everest/ UMOLANGAM may not be existing at that time). Later when Glaciers get warmer from underground heat started to Move and melt which might have destroyed major part of the Earth, Burt the destruction was Prevented by Shiva JATA – Kailash , Mansarowar. And safe GANGA

    AVTARAN was WELL PLANNED BY BHAGIRATH.

    Shiva was at Kailsh, and Huge lakes of Glaciation were formed, BHAGIRATH a (Par Pautra) great
    Granson of SAGAR made the river Ganga come to Earth. And took many generations before he succeeded to do so. The following figures may put some light on it. That was the Time 13 th SATYUGA , Before last 12 MAHAYUGAS.

    Generally Puran have not mentioned the days (Monday – Sunday) of the occasions. But DEVIBHAGVAT has one occasion said as follows. (read by Mahant Shree KISHORDASJI @ BHUJ KABIRMANDIR) GANGAJI AVTARAN was the day of MANGALWAR (Tuesday), JYESH SUD DASHAM , HAST NAKSHTRA. Though the Translations explains it need to be verified By original Sanskrit Shlock’s texts.

    1KT = 15 Maha Yugas (15 x 4.32) =684.8 Mn years
    Ganga Avtaran time is about before 12 MahaYugas 12×4.32 Mn + SatYuga +TretaYuga+Dwapar+present KaliYug
    = 51.84 Mn + 1728000 + 1296000 + 864000 + 5116 = Total Years =55733116= 55.733116 Mn

    Too understand these calculations we need to look at Basic Vedic calculations and Comparing Difference of understanding life cycle of sun and life on the Earth by Scientific and Vedic aspects.

    OUR SUN’S LIFE = 1 KALP DAY (4320000000 YEARS) + 1 KALP NIGHT (4320000000 YEARS)
    =8640000000 years =8.64 Bn years.