There are various advantages of Gangajal. Apart from serving the spiritual and religious needs, Gangajal works magically also on several health conditions.
The holy water cures a few infirmities by giving marvel consequences for:
- Stomach trouble
- Blood pressure
- Digestive disorders
- Skin diseases
- Detoxification of body
- Cancer in its initial stages
- Old fever
The Ayurvedic, Naturopathy and other supportive medical authorities have authenticated that regular use of this holy water is helpful in keeping the users healthy, robust and strong.
Ganges water holds tremendous significance for the Hindus, as it is the ‘real life-line’ for them. They use it right from birth till the last phase of life.
Ganges water works well for spiritual upliftment as well. The holy water is known to purify every place wherever it is sprinkled. It drives away all the negative energies and brings forth the positive energy that enlivens up the place.
In Indian mythology, the role of River Ganges is very well presented. Even today, the sacred river is worshipped and considered as Mother Goddess; a very important part of Hindu religion. It is associated with purity, sanctity and good will.
There are many holy tips associated with pure Ganges water that are practiced among the Hindus.
We are the Uttarkashi Minerals Corporation, is the only company duly licensed, approved and authorized by Uttarakhand Government, to pack the holy Gangajal in its purest form. From drawing of Gangajal from the sacred river Ganges till packing, Gangajal is kept untouched from human hands. Gangajal is not treated chemically in the entire packing process, so that its sanctity is not spoilt.
Why do we use Gangajal in puja?
Gangajal in Puja
The sanctified and inseparable place given to the holy waters of Ganges in Indian culture and tradition is unparalleled. No puja or ritual is said to be complete without the use of Gangajal. Several verses from the Agamic tradition feature praises to the incredible purifying properties of Gangajal and during every ceremony the mantras invoke the presence of Ganga in the waters used for the conduct of rituals. It is highly interesting to know what factors account for this exalted place given to these holy waters.
The heavenly origins
Tracing back the origin of the Ganges, we need to talk of the puranic story of Bagiratha who was instrumental in getting Ganges on to the earth. It is believed that Ganges is the cosmic river (Brahma Tirth) which poured down on the heavens when the left toe of Trivikrama (the manifestation of Mahavishnu) pierced the skies.
The heavenly origins – 2
Through his intense penance, Bagiratha brought down the heavenly Ganges to emancipate the souls of the sixty thousand sons of Sagara which lay imprisoned in their ashes due to the curse of sage Kapila. Since then, Ganges has been said to be engaged in the divine mission of warding off the sins of all people and emancipating them.
The physical origins
With the Puranic stories attributing Bagiratha’s efforts to have brought the Ganges onto the earth, the principal source of the Ganges is named as Bagirathi which originates at a place called Gaumukh in the Himalayas. The source for Bagirathi is a huge glacier stretching over 75 square miles. After Bagirathi merges with Alakanada at Devaprayag, the name Ganges ensues.
The physical origins – 2
One another large tributary to the Ganges is Ghagara that originates very near to Mount Kailas and joins the Ganges near Patna. The Ghantak near Kathmandu is another major tributary to the holy river. Thus, several holy waters pour their contents into the Ganges enriching it quantitatively and qualitatively.
Association with Trimurtis
Ganges is associated with the trinity of Hinduism namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In the first place, Brahma is said to undertake the act of creation with the help of Gangajal stored in his Kamandal. He used Gangajal to wash to divine feet of Lord Mahavishnu during the Trivikrama Avatar.
Association with Trimurtis – 2
Since the torrential flow of Ganges would be enough to shatter the earth into pieces, Lord Shiva accepted to receive it on his matted hair and release it mildly on the earth. Thus the Lord assumed the name Gangadhar with the icon of Shiva always depicted with the strands of Ganga waters flowing down from his hairs.
Special Properties of Ganges Water
Maharishi Vedavyas has stated that Ganges water has the inimitable potentials to ward of all the evils of the age of Kali. A holy dip in Ganges is said to remove the sins of several births. Merging the ashes of the departed in the Ganges is said to confer them liberation. Physically, the Ganges water is found to have several germicidal properties. Gangajal has a distinctive aura around it and creates several positive vibrations making it the most ideal waters for pujas.