Celebrating Kumar Shasthi: Marking the Beginnings of Monsoon

Happy Kumar Shasthi – 8th June!

June 8th marks the auspicious occasion of Kumar Shasthi, or the beginning of the monsoon season, in the Hindu calendar. Also known as Ganga Dashahara, this day is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, the river deity who is believed to have descended on earth from the heavens.
As per the Hindu mythology, this day celebrates the day Ganga appeared on earth after being summoned by King Bhagiratha’s penance. It is said that the goddess descended upon the earth on this day, bringing with her the rains that nourish the lands and its people.
Celebrations for Kumar Shasthi vary across different regions in India, but the essence remains the same – to pray for an abundance of rainfall and prosperity for all. People offer prayers and seek blessings from the goddess Ganga on this occasion, thanking her for sustaining their lives and livelihoods.
So let’s take a moment to celebrate and honor the life-giving goddess Ganga on this auspicious day of Kumar Shasthi.

Kumar Shasthi is a major festival in the Hindu calendar, marking the start of the monsoon season.

This day is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, who is believed to have descended on earth on this day.

Ganga is the river deity who brings life and nourishment to the lands and its people.

Kumar Shasthi is also known as Ganga Dashahara in some regions of India.

According to Hindu mythology, the goddess Ganga was summoned by King Bhagiratha’s penance on this day.

Ganga is believed to have descended from the heavens to bless the earth with her life-giving waters.

People from different regions in India celebrate Kumar Shasthi in their own unique ways.

Offerings and prayers are made to the goddess Ganga on this day, seeking her blessings for an abundance of rainfall and prosperity.

Kumar Shasthi is a reminder for us to appreciate and respect the life-giving nature of water.

The rains brought by Ganga are vital for the growth of crops and sustenance of human and animal life.

On this day, let us rejoice and give thanks to the goddess Ganga, who supports and nourishes us all.

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