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Ganga was brought to earth due to the sage's anger, know what is its connection with Lord Ram and Shankar?


Ganga Dussehra: Mother Ganga came to earth on the Dashami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month. Ganga Dussehra is celebrated on this day. It is believed that by taking a bath in the Ganga on this day, 10 types of sins are destroyed. Ganga Dussehra is considered very special in Sanatan Dharma. In the year 2024, Ganga Dussehra is falling on 16 June. Mother Ganga is considered life-giving and Mokshadayini. Bathing in the water of Mother Ganga also provides relief from diseases and defects. Lord Shiva is also worshiped on this day. 

According to the mythological tale, King Sagar of the Ishvaku dynasty performed the Ashwamedha Yagya. He had entrusted the responsibility of protecting the Yagya to his grandson Anshuman. With the intention of not completing the Ashwamedha Yagya, Indra kidnapped the horse. This caused hindrances in the Yagya. Due to this, Anshuman set out in search of the horse along with King Sagar's 60 thousand sons. They searched the entire world but could not find the horse. 

The sage got angry

After this, he started searching for the horse in the netherworld. As he started digging, he saw that Maharishi Kapil was doing penance and the horse of King Sagar's Ashwamedha Yagna was grazing grass near him. Seeing the horse, everyone started shouting thief-thief. This broke Maharishi Kapil's meditation. When he opened his fiery eyes, sixty thousand sons of King Sagar were reduced to ashes. King Anshuman became worried for the salvation of all these 60 thousand people. On this, he handed over the responsibility of the kingdom to his son Dilip. When King Dilip's son Bhagirath came to know that it is necessary for Ganga to come to earth for the salvation of his ancestors, he started doing penance. 

Lord Brahma gave a boon

Lord Brahma was pleased with Bhagirath's penance and asked him to ask for a boon. Bhagirath asked for two boons from Brahma. In the first boon, he asked for a son to carry forward his lineage and secondly, he asked for the boon of Ganga's descent on earth to redeem his 60 thousand dead ancestors. On this, Brahma said that I give you both these boons but the earth will not be able to handle the speed of Ganga. Only Lord Shiva has the ability to handle the speed of Ganga. Therefore, you should seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

Lord Shankar was pleased 

Bhagirath did penance of Lord Shiva by standing on the toe of one foot. Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance and when Brahma Ji released Ganga from his kamandal, Lord Shiva tied her in his matted hair. After this, he reduced the speed of Ganga and released her on the earth. Due to this, Ganga started flowing towards the plains making a gurgling sound in the valleys of the Himalayas. This liberated Bhagirath's ancestors. When Ganga came to earth, that day was the Dashami Tithi of the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month. Due to this, Ganga Dussehra is celebrated on this day. 

What is the connection between Lord Ram and Shankar?

Lord Shankar had released Ganga on earth from his matted hair. Bhagirath was the ancestor of Lord Rama. Bhagirath's son was Kakutstha and he had Raghu. After this, many more sons were born. King Dasharath was born in this dynasty and King Dasharath's son was Lord Rama. 

Disclaimer: All the information given here is based on general beliefs and information. does not confirm these beliefs and information. Before implementing any information, consult the concerned expert. 

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