When is Gangaur


Gangaur: Worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

The land of Rajasthan is also famous for its cultural heritage and beautiful festivals. This festival is celebrated on the land of Royals with great joy and fun. Gangaur is one of the important festivals celebrated in Rajasthan. This festival falls in the month of Chaithra and the celebration of the same starts after Holi. The celebration lasts for eighteen days. This is to honor and worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Gan means Shiva and Gauri means Parvati and that is why festival is named as Gangaur where people worship the divine couple and seek for them blessings. This is celebrated by both married and unmarried woman. Married woman seek blessing from Goddess Parvati to attain happiness, prosperity and blissful married life while unmarried girls pray for good and ideal husband.

Rituals to be performed on Gangaur

This colorful festival of Gangaur begins with the collection of ashes from the Holi fire as per the tradition. Then they bury the seeds of barley and wheat in a pot filled with this ash and water them till it germinates. Women sing songs that praise Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati while carrying these pots on their head. They also make clay images of Shiva and Parvati. While they walk with pots on the head, they also distribute some gifts. On the last day women break the pots. Married women keep the fast for eighteen days while unmarried women eat only one meal a day. Hence, the festival has a joyful celebration and at the same time they also keep fast following the rituals as a part of the tradition. This festival has huge significance among different communities across the state irrespective of the caste and creed. This festival has got the fame for the state.

Next Gangaur is on 30 March 2017 (Thursday)

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