Ganga Pujan

Ganga Pujan, also known as Ganga Aarti, is a revered Hindu ritual honouring the Ganges River, which is known as the holiest river in India. The puja generally involves offering prayers, flowers and lamps to the flowing water and receiving blessings for happiness, wealth and freedom from sin.

This ritual can be performed daily at home or during grand gatherings on specific occasions along the river's banks, especially during the Ganga Dussehra festival.

Ganga Pujan Vidhi

Ganga Pujan Vidhi is a simple sequence of rituals for worshipping the holy river Ganga. First, clean yourself and the puja area. Place an image or idol of Goddess Ganga and offer flowers, incense and a lit lamp while chanting mantras.

Offer fruits and sweets, then perform the aarti by waiving a lit lamp and chanting a prayer. Finish with a prayer for blessings and forgiveness, then offer the Prasad to everyone. This puja, when performed with dedication, brings purification and spiritual improvement.

Ganga Puja Mantra

  • Aavahan Mantra: ॐ श्री गंगायै नमः।
  • Prayer Mantra: ॐ गंगे त्रिपथगा देवि सुरासुर नमस्कृते। नमस्तुभ्यं नमस्तुभ्यं नमस्तुभ्यं नमो नमः।।
  • Dhoop Mantra: ॐ धूपं समर्पयामि।
  • Deep Mantra: ॐ दीपं समर्पयामि।
  • Naivedya Mantra: ॐ नैवेद्यं समर्पयामि।
  • Aarti Mantra: जय गंगे माता, मैया जय गंगे माता। जो नर तुमको ध्याता, मनवांछित फल पाता।।
  • Visarjan Mantra: ॐ यान्तु देवगणाः सर्वे पूजामादाय मामकीम्। इष्टकामप्रसिद्ध्यर्थं पुनरागमनाय च।।

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