Name of Festival : Ganga Dashami Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Ganga Dashami Festival is falls on the tenth day of the second fortnight of Jyaistha (May-June).
Major Territory of Celebration
Ganga Dashami Festival is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh.
Ganga Dashami, also referred as Ganga-Dashahara, celebrates the birthday of River Ganga – her descent on earth. On the day of festival people take a dip in any nearby river and make offerings. In Madhya Pradesh Games and local competitions are arranged between both the men and women. In Surguja district, the occasion is observed by the Adivasis and the non-Adivasis.There is lots of dancing and drinking on the riverside. Many sporting and entertainment activities are held, which is followed by a feast.