This festival is dedicated to River Ganges. This day marks the event when Goddess Ganges descended to earth to flourish it. Taking bath in River Ganges is considered very sacred during this festival. It is said that a holy dip on this day will purify one’s soul of any earthly sin. The best place to perform the holy dip or watch rituals is the Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi.

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