Ganga Saptami 2022: Know shubh muhurat, importance of occasion and puja vidhi


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Bathe in the river Ganga on Ganga Saptami

Ganga Saptami is very significant in Hindu culture. Ganga Saptami is celebrated every year on the seventh day of the month of Baishakh. This year Ganga Saptami will be celebrated on May 8, 2022. The day is Sunday. According to scriptures, Goddess Ganga was born on this day, hence it is also known as Ganga Jayanti. On this day, there is a special rule to worship Goddess Ganga at noon. Donations and charitable work are also important on the day of Ganga Saptami.

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According to religious belief, by bathing in the river Ganges on this day, a person gets all the ongoing problems of life solved and he attains glory in life. At the same time their health is also good. But if it is not possible for you to bathe in the Ganges, then you too can get the benefit of bathing in the Ganges by adding a few drops of Ganges water to your bath water. It basically invokes the goddess and will give you auspicious fruit. Along with the worship of Goddess Ganga, giving alms is of special importance on this day. As a result, a person gets all kinds of happiness in life.

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Here is the auspicious time, importance and method of worship on the occasion of Ganga Saptami.

Ganges Seventh Date – 8 May, Sunday

The seventh date begins at 2:56 p.m.
Seventh day ends – Sunday, May 8, until 5:00 p.m.
Boishakh Shuklapaksh Saptami Udiman 8 May. In such a situation Ganga Saptami will be celebrated on 8th May.

The significance of Ganga Saptami

It is believed that giving on the day of Ganga Saptami has special significance. Bathing in the river Ganges on this day helps one to get rid of all the ongoing problems in one’s life. If it is not possible for you to bathe in the river Ganga, you can add a few drops of Ganga water to your bath water. It is also believed that sprinkling the holy water of Mother Ganges on this day brings an end to all sins.

Ganga Saptami Puja method

On the seventh day of the Ganges, one should first wake up at the Brahma moment and bathe in the Ganges. If it is not possible to bathe in the river Ganga, add a little Ganga water to the bath water at home and take a bath. Then offer flowers, vermilion, akshat, gulal, red flower, red sandalwood to the idol of Ganga or river. Offer molasses or any sweet with it. At the end, light the incense-lamp and recite Sri Ganga Sahasranama Stotra. Chant Ganga Jir Mantra with it. The mantra is ‘Om Namo Bhagwati Hili Hili Mili Mili Gange Ma Pavya Pavya Swaha’.

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