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Ganga Dashmi

Ganga Dashmi is a festival celebrating the descent of Goddess Ganga to the earth. This festival is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh on the 10th day of the second fortnight of the Hindu month of Jyeshta (May-June).

On this occasion, people take a bath in a river and make offerings to it. This festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm by the tribal people. There is lots of dancing and drinking on the riverside. Many sporting and entertainment activities are held, which is followed by a feast.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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