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Descent of Heavenly Ganges

Descent of Heavenly Ganges = Makara Sankranti = 14 January Ganga Dashahara 10 Jyestha (June) The principle centres for the worship of the Ganga are Gangotri, the source of the river; Haridwar, where she comes down to the plains; Allahabad, where she joins the Yamuna; Varanasi, the holy city; and Sagara Island in her estuary where she finally flows into the Bay of Bengal. .... On this day, places such as Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Garhmukteswar, Prayag etc. hold special significance. http://www.indobase.com/events/details/ganga-dussehra.php
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