Ganga Saptami is a festival dedicated to River Ganga or
Ganges. It is believed that Ganga appeared on to earth on the day. Ganga Saptami 2017 date is May 2. The day falls on the seventh day (saptami) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Vaisakha month as per traditional calendar Hindu calendar.
The celebration of Ganga Saptami is based on the evidence found in the Padma Purana and Narad Purana.
In Haridwar and other regions, Ganga Saptami is believed to be the day when Goddess Ganga descended from heaven onto Lord Shiva’s matted locks and then flowed onto the
Another legend has it that
violently entered into the ashram of Saint Jahnu and distributed his meditation. Overwhelmed by the anger Jahnu Rishi drank Ganga River Ganga and released her through his ear. This day is marked as Ganga Saptami. Thus the day is also known as Jahnu Saptami.