We are Open for Fast Delivery in Every Location with Safe & Sanitized Shipping World-Wide. You May Place your Orders with us.
Oldest ISO 9001:2015 certified Rudraksha Organisation in the world. Your Trusted Brand Since 1997
global
» Puja Items, Meditation Accessories » Puja Articles » Ganga Saptami

Ganga Saptami/Jayanti 2020: Ganga Puja Date, Tithi Timing, How to Worship Ganga

Ganga Saptami/Jayanti 2020

India is chiefly an agricultural country which requires a rich supply of water for irrigation. River Ganga has been the life-line of our country since ancient times, providing an abundant supply of water. For Hindus, She is a Devi, Goddess Ganga and is revered as Ganga Maa (mother Ganga), Gangaji and some other names. Her water is considered sacred and holy, and is used to purify, be it the mere sprinkling of Gangajal(water of Ganga river) in any puja rituals or taking a dip in the river Ganga to absolve all sins. It is considered that if anyone gets even a drop of Gangajal in his/her mouth before the last breath on this earth, that person is surely lucky and blessed. Ganga Saptami is celebrated to commemorate the re-birth of Goddess Ganga which is celebrated on the 7th day (Saptami) of the waxing Moon (Shukla Paksha) of Vaishakha month. Ganga Saptami is also celebrated by the name of Ganga Pujan and Ganga Jayanti.

Ganga Saptami 2020 Date and Tithi Time:
Ganga Saptami 2020 is on April 30, Thursday.

Particular Date & Day (2020) Time starts Time ends
Saptami Tithi April 29, Wed 3:12 PM  
Saptami Tithi March 30, Thu   2:39 PM

Story and Significance of Ganga Saptami:

Story and Significance of Ganga Saptami

The ancient Hindu texts, like the Brahma Purana and others, specify the story of Ganga Saptami. Legend has it that when Ganga descended onto Earth through the matter hair of Lord Shiva, some of the places faced havoc and got displaced. The hermitage of Sage Jahnu was destroyed. This enraged him and as a result he drank all the water of Ganga, storing in his abdomen. On much pleading and praying by King Bhagiratha and the gods, Rishi Jahnu relented and released her on the Shaptami of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month, thereby; Goddess Ganga was reborn on this day. This significant day is celebrated as Ganga Saptami. Jahnavi is another name by which Goddess Ganga is called as she is also considered the daughter of Sage Jahnu.

Ganga Saptam

The pure and holy River Ganga is revered as sacred and Ganga Saptami is celebrated in honour of Goddess Ganga. The significance of this auspicious day is escalated in cities, towns and villages dotting the places where Ganga, its tributaries and distributaries flow through, where devotees worship Gangaji with fervor. This day, devotees take a dip/bathe in the holy water of River Ganga as it is believed to wash away sins and pray to Ganga Maa to be betowed with Her blessings. According to Vedic literatures, anyone breatheing their last in Varanasi and cremated on the banks of Ganges, is said to attain moksha or salvation. The waters of Ganga are purifying and enlivening. One who takes a dip in her water has the reactions of sinful acts permanently gone. She takes care of those reactions. It is also believed that if a person dies somewhere else, and their ashes can be brought and immersed in the Ganges, the departed soul will attain salvation.

Astrologically Ganga Saptami is significant for those who have 'Mangal Dosha' in their birth chart, as worshipping Goddess Ganga and taking a dip in the purifying water can give relief from malefic effects of the planet.

What to do on Ganga Saptami? How To Celebrate? Rituals during Ganga Saptami:

Rituals during Ganga Saptami

The auspicious day of Ganga Saptami is celebrated by worshipping Devi or Goddess Ganga to garner her blessings of happiness, peace, fame and moksha.

Devotees take a dip or bathe in River Ganga intending and praying for removal of all sins of past or present life. Offerings of flower garlands are made by devotees by floating them on Her peaceful water, as worship.Elaborate Ganga Artis are organized in the various Ghats of River Ganga, which is a visual treat. Besides the local devotees, tourists from the different states of India and foreign tourists flock the Ghats on this day to see and experience the proceedings of the famous Ganga Arti.

It is said that donating an oil-lamp/Diya as 'Deepdan' on Ganga Saptami is to usher good luck and fortune in life.Devotees recite the 'Ganga Sahasranam Strotram’ as well as the ‘Gayatri Mantra' on this auspicious to bring favourable blessings.

On this happy day of Ganga Saptami, 'Melas' or fairs are organized on large scale where devotees enjoy themselves with family and friends.

Difference between Ganga Sapthami and Ganga Dussehra?

Significance of Ekadashi

It is important to note that Ganga Saptami and Ganga Dussehra are two entirely different celebrations which are dedicated to Goddess Ganga.

It is believed that Ganga Dussehra is the day when Goddess Ganga came to Earth, for the first time, with Her enormous flow. Lord Shiva came to the rescue and contained Her flow in His matted hair thereby saving the Earth from being swept away by her flow. However, Lord Shiva released Her later as Gangaji had to complete Her mission to redeem the cursed souls of the ancestors of King Bhagiratha.

On her journey to King Bhairatha's kingdom, Goddess Ganga's tremendous flow was the cause of sweeping away of Sage Jahnu's Ashram (monastery), that angered Sage Jahnu so much that he drank all the water of Ganga Maa. Knowing that this would not let Goddess Ganga to complete Her mission, the Gods and Bhagiratha prayed to Rishi Jahnu sincerely. On being pleased, Sage Jahnu released Ganga Maa through his ears. The day of this occurrence was the Saptami Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month and is celebrated as River Ganga being born once more as Ganga Saptami.

Ganges or River Ganga flows from the Himalayas to The Bay of Bengal with unconditional love, in spite of the way it has been polluted by us. Ganga Saptami is an opportunity for all of us to be grateful to Goddess Ganga by paying homage though prayers.

Ganga Saptami Special Puja and Products

Gangajal Carton

It contains 72 pouches of Gangajal of 220 ml each securely encased in a carton. For cleansing, purifying, use in rituals and more.

Know More
Shiv Ganga

Made in brass, this deity idol features Lord Shiv with His trident and Ganga River flowing from His matted hair. Serves as best spiritual gift.

Know More
Brass locket with Gangajal

This brass locket contains the holy water of Gangajal. Now carry the power and divine energy of Ganga on the go. Small but significant sacred item.

Know More
Gangajal bottle

A small bottle that contains pure, natural and unadulterated Gangajal or holy water of Ganga. The bottle is sealed hermetically, untouched by human hand.

Know More
Lord Gangadhara

A brass idol of Lord Gangadhara (Shiva) with the snake curled around his neck. Serves as an ideal spiritual gift.

Know More
Shree Gangaa Chaaleesaa

This pocket sized book contains the forty divine hymns dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Recite everyday to get rid of sins.

Know More
7 Rivers Holy Water

This bottle contains the holy waters of Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Narmada, Kaveri, Brahmaputra and Shipra. These are the holy rivers in India.

Know More
Complete Holy Water Kit

This Kit contains Ganga Jal, Narmada Jal, Gulab Jal, Waters from 7 Holy Rivers and Gomutra with a spout pot for Abhishekam of your deity.

Know More
Scroll Down to read more
Shop Now for Energized Products

Related Testimonials
  • Rudraksha starts giving result within 2 to 3 week and gemstones start giving result within 1 week and 10 days

    Thanks for courtesy & valuable inputs, during my visit to your new office. The new office is indeed amazing, everything is thoughtfully done, architecture, interior, walls, murals, paintings, glass decoration with fractal geometric patterns. Pleasing & soothing fragrance from dry flowers in office creates natural ambiance. Dedication & team work of staff is exceptional. Technology & process are easily embraced by all....... I have slowly build my rudraksha collection/combinations, gemstones & yantras over a period of 4 years, wearing them have helped me become stronger from close

    - Prabhjot Singh Sood,
  • Would like to extend my heartfill thanks

    Hi,    Would like to extend my heart fill thanks to you for delivering me the product on time. It was really a pleasure working with Rudra Centre Team.Your efforts and commitment from beginning to the end of process was superb.It was not an easy task right from resource gathering to delivering the product and honestly you people have done a fantastic job.Hope you uphold the integrity of Rudra Centre and continue to provide customer satisfaction.   I am sure your hard work and determination will bring Rudra Centre at its height someday in near future. Lastly it would be injustice close

    - Hiraknil Chatterjee
  • I have worn the mala and bracelet and after certain days of wearing it I have started to see the wonderful results

    Madam Neetaji,   As per your advice, I have worn the mala and bracelet and after certain days of wearing it I have started to see the wonderful results. Madam, with grace of God , now I am very much focussed on my work and some of the physical problems like back pain have started to waive off gradually. Also as per you advice, I have shifted the red coral from ring finger to small finger and am feeling much more addicted and attracted towards spirituality. Regards, Barnik close

    - Barnik
  • I have been using Shirdi Sai Yantra (EP514) for over two years now

    I have been using Shirdi Sai Yantra (EP514) for over two years now. It has helped me to achieve god's grace and also protecting me and my family from black magic and evil energies put on us. Thanks a lot for the excellent product. I would recommend it for all Sai devotees. I have bought so many pooja items, gemstone god's statues, gemstone rosaries. All the products are excellent and is of great help for my daily pooja. All the products have been shipped on time and packed in an excellent way. close

    - Alpana Sinha
  • 5 mukhi beads

    Quality rudrakshas and gemstones ..excellent packing...I bought 5 mukhi collector andwater beads... Oxym experience. close

    - Ruhaan
  • Rudraksha and Gemstone

    Thanks to Neeta Mam and all the support staff of Rudra Centre for their services. I got huge benefits after wearing Rudraksha as recommended by Neeta Mam. My stress decreased considerably and my right knee pain decreased by large extent. Now I am waiting to buy the Blue Sapphire ring as recommended by Neeta Mam, probably by February next year by saving money to buy it. Thank you Rudra Centre. close

    - Manikoot Barman
  • My sister is very happy with the ring

    "Just writing to inform you that we have received the gemstone ring. The ordering process was quick and Neeta Singhal replied promptly to all the emails. We received pictures of the ring from all directions to ensure we were satisfied with the size and appearance of it before they dispatched the order. The arrival date of the order was also provided so we knew which day to expect the delivery. My sister is very happy with the ring." close

    - Patita Pavana Das
  • You truly honest about your Gemstones and products and you provide Genuine Gemstones and gold!

    Dear Neeta Singhal,Thanks so your outstanding customers service and help ! I truly appreciate it! The bracelet looks very nice my mother will love it! Thanks for making a very special birthday gift to my mom! I want to tell you that your high quality products which always confirmed by my jeweler and customer services make me a customer for life! As I said my jeweler checked the quality of the gold and they confirm it is solid 22K and the blue Sapphire, Emerald stone ring was confirmed to be real Emerald and blue Sapphire Gemstones by a gemology. You truly honest about your Gemstones and produc close

    - Eman Weiss
  • I received the ring on today and extremely glad after seeing the ring,

    Respected sir,I received the ring on today and extremely glad after seeing the ring, which is adorably superb craftsmanship and i should thanku all of u for the effort and making customer satisfaction at its peak. I will surely order furthermore in future also. U and the whole team deserve great success !I also convey my sincere gratitude for your dedication and frequent updation which promotes trust. Thank you lots. Best wishes....!!!!!!!🤗 close

    - Ayswarya Devi
  • Gemstone bracelet

    I have received my gem bracelet in perfect shape and size. Also, thank you for giving me so many free gifts along with the gem bracelet. close

    - Manikoot
  • Thank you for the receipt of the products

    Thank you for the receipt of the products. Today, after carrying out rituals & pooja the emerald was worn in the morning. The pendant is beautifully made. My sincere thanks to the goldsmith. Thank you whole team of Rudra for making their effort ship so many products to Muscat. It has been a great, great association with Rudra which literally made a difference in my life. My forgotten spirituality was revived! My habits saw something never ever seen changes! A habit of 25 Years was cut short from roots and at the verge of celebrating 200 days of clean!! The very approach towards the life is get close

    - Raghavendra G, (Muscat)
  • Thank You

    Received my blue sapphire ring today and I am already in love with it. close

    - Sachin Sangle
Rudra Centre Videos

View More

Recommended Articles
  • Holi Festival: Holika Dahan is on 9th March 2020
    Top All About Holi Festival, Significance, Date, Importance of Rituals Holi (Hol
    Read More →

  • Vishwakarma Puja
    What is Vishwakarma Puja/Jayanti 2020 ? The Vishwakarma Jayanti also is known as
    Read More →

  • Durga Saptashati For Chandi Patha: Glory of Goddess Durga
    Durga Saptashati For Chandi Patha: Glory of Goddess Durga There would not be any
    Read More →

  • VASANT PANCHAMI 2020: SARASWATI POOJA DATE AND TIME
    Top When is Vasant Panchami? Vasant refers to the 'King of all seasons', sprin
    Read More →


× Search article

Send Enquiry

Verification Code: verification image, type it in the box