Like last year, Ganga Dussehra also fell under the Corona protocol this year. In Varanasi, there is a ban on taking a holy dip in the Ganges. Devotees coming from far-flung areas were deprived of bathing in the Ganges.
The main ghats of Kashi are Dashashwamedh Ghat, Prayag Ghat, Sheetla Ghat, Asi Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Panchganga and Ravidas Ghat.
Ganga Dussehra is one of the major festivities observed in India in the honor of Goddess Ganga. According to the Hindu calendar, the Ganga Dussehra takes place in the month of Jyeshtha during the Shukla Paksha on the tenth day.
The warning information was being repeatedly disseminated through the public address system from the Jal Police post. The local police, stationed at major ghats and on the roads leading to the ghat, were returning people back. However, the pilgrims performing Pind Daan and bone immersion were being allowed to go with the priest. Local bathers earned virtue by bathing, meditating and donating to priests at other ghats at other ghats.