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Bhagirathi Jayanti

Bhagirathi Jayanti is believed to be the day when River Bhagirathi appeared on earth. It is observed in the Jyeshta month. Bhagirathi Jayanti 2024 date is June 16. It is believed that King Bhagiratha succeeded in bringing Ganga down to earth on the day after a long penance. Bhagirathi is a source stream of Holy River Ganga.

The word ‘Bhagirathi’ in Sanskrit literally means caused by Bhagiratha. It refers to King Bhagiratha to gain Moksha or liberation for his 60,000 great-uncles from the curse of saint Kapila, brought the Goddess Ganga in the form of the river Ganges, from the heavens to the earth.  

Bhagirathi Jayanti is observed on the Ganga Dashara day and both celebrates the origin of Ganga River on earth. It is observed on the 10th day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month.