Ganga Dusshera or Dasar

Ganga Dusshera is celebrated on the Shukla dasami of the Jyestha (May – June). The sacred Ganga is worshipped on this day and Dusshera posters (dwarpatras or dasars), which have various geometric designs on them, are put up on the doors of houses and temples. These posters, once hand written by brahmins, are now printed. On this day people bathe in the holy rivers.

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