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Celebrate The Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan

Celebrate The Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan

access_time March 31, 2017 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 617 views

Mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, as well as parts of West Bengal and Gujarat, Gangaur is an important event on the festive calendar. Held in the months of March and April, it transforms the states of Jaipur and Udaipur into a vibrant collage of traditions and culture.

 

Procession of ladies celebrating Gangaur festival in Rajasthan

Procession of ladies celebrating Gangaur festival in Rajasthan

The festival is a celebration of the union of ‘Gan’, a synonym for Lord Shiva, and ‘Gaur’ or ‘Gauri’, which stands for Goddess Parvati, his consort. This celebration of marital bliss is popular among women, who colour their hands with henna. Unmarried girls hope for a good husband, while married women pray for their husband’s health and long life.

During the festival, women decorate Gan and Gauri idols, which are then immersed in a nearby bawdi or johad (well).On the last day, there is a grand traditional procession that includes colourful camels, old palanquins, dancers and folk artists.

This year, the Gangaur festival starts on March 30th and will carry on till April 14th, which makes this a perfect time to visit the Land of Rajas.

Be a part of this colourful celebration! Book your holiday to Rajasthan now!

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