Ganga Dashara or Ganga Dasara, also known as Ganga Dashapapahara Dashami, is the major festival dedicated to Goddess Ganga Devi or Ganga River. In 2014, Ganga Dashara or Ganga Dasara dates – begins on May 29 and ends on June 8.
It is celebrated for 10 days, beginning on Jyeshta Shukla Prathami (New Moon day in Jyeshta month).
Ganga Aarti is the main ritual of Ganga Dashara Puja. It is celebrated with much gusto in Varanasi (Kashi), Allahabad, Rushikesh, and Gangotri. Ganga Dashapapa Hara Stuthi is the important stotram chanted on Ganga Dashara festival.
Ganga Dashara in Previous Years
In 2013, Ganga Dashara or Ganga Dasara dates – begins on June 9 and ends on June 18.
In 2012, Ganga Dashara dates were – May 21 to May 31.
In 2011, Ganga Dashara or Ganga Dasara dates – begins on 2 June and ends on June 11.