English Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “The Ganges Festival” for Kids, Students of Class 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 Board Examination.

Essay on “The Ganges Festival”

The first ten days of the month Jyeshth are dedicated to honour the River Ganges or Mother Ganges. The Ganges is believed to flow in the three worlds: in heaven, it is called Mandakini’, on earth the ‘Ganges’ and in the northern region the ‘Bhagirathi’.

People believe that by bathing in the Ganges sins are washed away. The principal centres for the worship of the Ganges are Gangotri, Hardwar, Allahabad, Varanasi and Sagara Island. According to the mythology, the heavenly Ganges flows from Vishnu’s toe. The Ganges sometimes assumed a human form. In one such appearance, she married king Shantanu and was the mother of Bhishma.

Legends have it that the Ganges was brought to the earth by Bhagirath. He had to perform terrible austerities to please the Ganges. On the tenth day of the bright half of Jyeshth, Ganges began to flow from heaven to the matted hair of Shankar and then on this earth. For this reason, the Ganges is also known as the Bhagirathi.

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