When will Ganga Saptami 2024 be celebrated? Know date, auspicious time, and Importance

Ganga Saptami 2024: As per the Panchang, the festival of Ganga Saptami is celebrated on the Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh. The day of Ganga Saptami is considered essential as per the hindu religion. 

In this blog, we will know about When will Ganga Saptami 2024 be celebrated along with its date, time, and importance. 

Ganga Saptami 2024

The festival of Ganga Saptami has great importance in hindu religion. Maa Ganga is considered as one of the most sacred rivers. Goddess Ganga is called by many names like Vishnupadi, Ganga Bhagirathi and Shubhra. In this month, Ganga Saptami will be celebrated on 14th of May 2024. Ganga Saptami is known by the name Ganga Jayanti and Ganga Pujan. 

ganga saptami 2024

Let us know about the auspicious time and method of worship of Ganga Saptami.

Ganga Saptami 2024 Date and Time (Ganga Saptami 2024 Shubh Muhurat)

According to the Hindu calendar, the Saptami Tithi of Vaishakh Shukla Paksha will start on May 14 at 02:50 am and will end on May 15 at 04:19 am. Therefore, Ganga Saptami festival will be celebrated on 14th May and on this day the Madhyaya Muhurta will begin from 10.56 am to 01.39 am.


Ganga Saptami Midday Muhurta
11:26 am to 02:19 pm
Duration02 hours 53 minutes
Start of Saptami TithiMay 13, 2024 at 05:20 pm
Saptami Tithi endsMay 14, 2024 at 06:49 pm

How to Celebrate Ganga Saptami 2024? (Ganga Saptami Puja Vidhi)

On the day of Ganga Saptami, the Ganga Pujan Rituals involves waking up early on the Brahma Muhurta and taking a bath in river Ganga. If this is not possible for you, then mix Ganga water in the bathing water at home and take a bath. After this, offer flowers, vermillion, gulal, red flowers, red sandalwood on the picture of Mother Ganga or in the river Ganga.

After this, perform Maa Ganga Aarti by lighting a ghee lamp. After this, pray to Maa Ganga for happiness and peace in life. There is a religious belief that by taking a bath in the river Ganga on the day of Ganga Saptami, a person is liberated from all their sins.

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Importance of Ganga Saptami

It is believed that the water of Maa Ganga has the power to cure a person from any disease. Devotees who take a holy dip in the river Ganga are absolved of past sins. Maa Ganga water protects from negativity and it purifies the body and soul.

Devotees use Maa Ganga water for Shivalinga Abhishek. Maa Ganga water is also used to immerse the ashes of dead people so that they can attain salvation.

Story behind Ganga Saptami

According to Hindu religion, Maa Ganga first descended on earth on the day of Ganga Dussehra, but sage Jahnu drank all the Ganga water. Then all the gods and Bhagiratha requested Jahnu to release Maa Ganga. After this, on the day of Ganga Saptami, Maa Ganga again came to earth and that is why this day is also called Jahnu Saptami. 

Another story related to Ganga Saptami is that, once, King Bhagiratha of Kosala was troubled because his ancestors were suffering from the sins of bad deeds. Bhagiratha wanted to be free from this, so he performed rigorous penance to Lord Brahma and Lord Brahma assured him that Ganga would come to earth, purify the souls of his ancestors.

But he knew that the flow of Goddess Ganga can destroy everything, so Brahma ji asked Bhagiratha to worship Lord Shiva because only he can control the flow of Ganga. So he pleased Lord Shiva with his rigorous penance and on this auspicious day Maa Ganga descended on earth, hence Maa Ganga is also known as Bhagirathi.

Maa Ganga Mantra (Maa Ganga Mantra In English)

Gange cha Yamune chaiva Godavari Saraswati |

Narmade Sindhu Kaveri jalesmin sannidhim kuru ||

Gangan Vari Manohari Muraricharanachyutam ।

Tripurari Shirashchari Papahari Punatu Mam ॥

Ganga Gangeti Yo Bruyat, Yojanaan Shatairpi. Muchyate Sarva Papi Bhayo, Vishnulokam sa gacchati॥

Maa Ganga Stotram (Maa Ganga Stotram In English)

Devi Sureshwari Bhagwati GANGA

Tribhuvanath Rani Taralta ।

Sankarmouli Viharini Vimalay

Mam Matirastantava Tav Padakamale ॥ 1 ॥

Bhagirathi Sukh Dayini Matastav

Jalamahima Nigame Khyatah ।

Nahan Jane Tav Mahimanan

Pahi Krpamayi Mamagyanam ॥ 2 ॥

Haripadapadyatarangini Gange

Himavidhumuktadhavalatarange ।

Doorikuru Mam Dushkrtibharan

Kuru Krpaya Bhavasagara Param ॥ 3 ॥

Tav Jalamamalan Yen Nipitan,

Paramapadan Khalu Ten Ghritam ।

Matargange Tvayi Yo Bhaktah

Kil Tan Drashtun Na Yamaha Shaktah ॥ 4 ॥

Patitoddharini Jahnavi Gange

Khanditagirivaramanditabhange ।

Bhishma Janani He Munivarakanye,

Patitanivarini Tribhuvanadhanye ॥ 5 ॥

Kalpalatamiv Paladin Loke,

Pranamati Yastvan Na Patati Shoke ।

Paravaraviharini Gange

Vimukhayuvatikrtataralapange ॥ 6 ॥

Tav Chenmatah Srotas Natah

Punarapi Jathare Sopi Na Jatah ।

Narakanivarini Jahnavi Gange

Kalusha Vinashini Mahimottunge ॥ 7 ॥

Punarasadange Punyatarange

Jay Jay Jahnavi Karunapange ।

Indramukutmanirajitcharane

Sukhde Shubhade Bhishtashranye ॥ 8 ॥

Rogam Shokam Tapam Papam

Har Me Bhagwati Kumari Kalpam ।

Tribhuvan Share Vasudhare

Twamsi Gathirmam Khalu Sansare ॥ 9 ॥

Alakanande Paramanande

Kuru Karunamayi Kataravandye ।

Tav Tatanikate Yasy Nivasah

Khalu Vaikunthe Tasy Nivasah ॥ 10 ॥

Varamih Neere Kamatho Minah

Kin Va Tire Sharatah Kshinah .

Athava Shiva Pacho Malino Dinastav

Na Hi Doore Nrpatikulinah ॥ 11 ॥

Bho Bhuvaneshwari Punye Dhanye

Devi Dravamayi Munivarakanye ।

Ganga Stavam Imam Amalan Nityan

Pathati Naro Yah Sa Jayati Satyam ॥ 12 ॥

Yeshan Hridaye Gangabhaktistham

Bhavati Sada Sukhamuktih ।

Madhurakantapajjatikabhi:

Parmanandaklitlalitabhi: ॥ 13 ॥

Ganga Stotram Idam Bhavasar Am

Vanchhitaphaladan Vimalam Saram ।

Sankarasevakarsarcharchitham Pathati

Sukhi Stav Iti Ch Samaptah ॥ 14 ॥

Devi Sureshwari Bhagwati Ganges

Tribhuvanath Rani Taralta Range ।

Sankarmouli Viharini Vimalay

Mam Matirastantava Tav Padakamale ॥

Maa Ganga Aarti in English ( Maa Ganga Aarti Lyrics in English

Om Jai Gange Mata, Maaia Jai Gange Mata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata,

Manovanchit Phal Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Om Jai Gange Mata, Shri Jai Gange Mata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata,

Manovanchit Phal Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Chandra Si Jot Tumhari, Jal Nirmal Aata, Mahiya Jal Nirmal Aata

Sharan Pade Jo Teri, Sharan Pade Jo Teri,

So Nar Tar Jata Om Jai Gange Mata.

Putra Sagar Ke Tare, Sab Jag Ko Gyata, Maiya Sab Jag Ko Gyata

Kripa Drishti Tumhari, Kripa Drishti Tumhari, Tribhuvan Sukh Data, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Ek Bar Jo Pran, Sharanagati Aata, Maiya Sharanagati Aata

Yum Ki Tras Mitakar, Yum Ki Tras Mitakar, Paramgati Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Aarti Mat Tumhari, Jo Jan Nith Gata, Maiya Jo Jan Nith Gata

Sevakkh Wahi Sahaj, Sevakkh Wahi Sahaj, Mukti Ko Pata Om Jai Gange Mata

Om Jai Gange Mata, Maaiya Jo Jan Nith Gata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata,

Manovanchit Phal Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Om Jai Gange Mata, Shri Jai Gange Mata, Jo Nar Tujko Dhyata, Jo Nar Tujko Dhyata,

Manovanchit Phal Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata.

Why is Ganga Saptami celebrated?

It is believed that the water of Maa Ganga has the power to cure a person from any disease. Devotees who take a holy dip in the river Ganga are absolved of past sins. Maa Ganga water protects from negativity and it purifies the body and soul.

What is the story of Maha Saptami?

According to Hindu religion, Maa Ganga first descended on earth on the day of Ganga Dussehra, but sage Jahnu drank all the Ganga water. Then all the gods and Bhagiratha requested Jahnu to release Maa Ganga. After this, on the day of Ganga Saptami, Maa Ganga again came to earth and that is why this day is also called Jahnu Saptami. 

How to Celebrate Ganga Saptami 2024?

On the day of Ganga Saptami, the Ganga Pujan Rituals involves waking up early on the Brahma Muhurta and taking a bath in river Ganga. If this is not possible for you, then mix Ganga water in the bathing water at home and take a bath. After this, offer flowers, vermillion, gulal, red flowers, red sandalwood on the picture of Mother Ganga or in the river Ganga.

What is Ganga Saptami Date and Time?

According to the Hindu calendar, the Saptami Tithi of Vaishakh Shukla Paksha will start on May 14 at 02:50 am and will end on May 15 at 04:19 am. Therefore, Ganga Saptami festival will be celebrated on 14th May and on this day the Madhyaya Muhurta will begin from 10.56 am to 01.39 am.

Which goddess is prayed on Saptami?

The festival of Ganga Saptami has great importance in hindu religion. Maa Ganga is considered as one of the most sacred rivers. Goddess Ganga is called by many names like Vishnupadi, Ganga Bhagirathi and Shubhra. In this month, Ganga Saptami will be celebrated on 14th of May 2024. Ganga Saptami is known by the name Ganga Jayanti and Ganga Pujan. 

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