Ganga Dusshera is a Hindu festival that falls on the tenth day (Dusshera) of the waxing moon of the Hindu calendar month Jyeshtha. It is celebrated to honor the descent of the river Ganges from heaven to earth. The festival is typically observed in the northern parts of India, especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal.
During Ganga Dusshera, devotees take a dip in the holy river Ganges to purify their souls and wash away their sins. They also offer prayers and flowers to the river goddess. The festival is marked by grand processions, cultural programs, and feasts. It is considered auspicious to donate food, clothes, and money to the poor and needy during this time.
Ganga Dussehra is not a public or national holiday in India, but it is a significant event in the Hindu calendar, and millions of people celebrate it with great fervor and devotion.