Ganga Saptami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the descent of the river Ganges from heaven to earth. This year, it will be observed on Thursday, April 27, 2023. It is observed on the seventh day of the Hindu lunar month of Vaishakha and is considered to be one of the most auspicious days for taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. The festival is particularly significant for devotees of Lord Shiva, who are believed to have received the divine blessings of the Ganges through King Bhagiratha’s penance. On Ganga Saptami, devotees gather at the banks of the Ganges to offer prayers, perform puja, and take a dip in the holy water. It is believed that taking a bath in the Ganges on this day can wash away sins and purify the soul. The festival is widely celebrated across India, especially in the northern state of Uttarakhand where the river originates, and is an important part of the Hindu religious calendar.