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Bhagirath Jayanti – King Bhagiratha Jayanti

Bhagirath Jayanti is annually observed on Makar Sankranti day. King Bhagiratha had performed intense tapas to bring Ganga River down to earth. Bhagirath Jayanti 2019 date is January 15.

It was King Bhagiratha’s austerities and desire to free the souls of his ancestors that brought Holy River Ganga from heaven to earth.

The Jayanti is based on calendars followed in Maharashtra.

The famous Ganga Sagar Mela observed in Bengal on the same day is associated with King Bhagiratha.

You can read the story of Bhagirath here.