Sri Ganga Chalisa
In Hinduism, the river Ganges is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess known as Ganga. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death). Pilgrims travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the precious water of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to moksha.
Ganga Chalisa is a devotional song based on Ganga Mata. Ganga Chalisa is a popular prayer composed of 40 verses. Recitation of Ganga Chalisa washes away all the sins from one’s life. In Hinduism it is believed that a holy dip in River Ganges washes away all the sins.