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Ganga means river Ganges and Saptami is the seventh day of the lunar fortnight. Saptami of the bright fortnight in the month of Vaishakha is celebrated as Ganga Saptami. Ganga Saptami is also known as Ganga Jayanti and Jahnu Saptami. This year Ganga Saptami is on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017.
Their is a popular legend about Ganga Saptami. Once River Ganga violently entered into Sage Jahnu Rishi’s place and disturbed his meditation. Sage Jahnu was overwhelmed by anger, drank Ganga and later released the Ganga through his ear. Ganga Dussehra is different from Ganga saptami and it is the day that Goddess Ganga descended on to the Earth.