Gangaur Festival in India

Renu Shekhawat By : Renu Shekhawat
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Gangaur Festival in India, Gangaur 2018 in Rajasthan began on Friday, 2 March and ends on Tuesday, 20 March, Gangaur is a festival held in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Gangaur is the colorful and one of the most important festivals of the people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fervor and devotion by women of the family who worship Gauri, the consort of the god Shiva, between March and April. It is the feast of spring, harvest and conjugal fidelity. Single women pay worship to be blessed good husband, while married women do it for the welfare, health and long life of their husbands and happy married life.

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Gangaur Festival in India

Gangaur Festival in India, Gangaur is one of the most important traditional festivals and is widely celebrated in Rajasthan. The word Gangaur is derived from two words Gan synonymous with Siva and Gauri from his consort Parvati. The festival starts the day after the Holi and lasts approximately 2 weeks (16 Days). The festival is celebrated in honor of Gauri who is considered as the symbol of virtue and fidelity and a mythological model of married women. While worshiping Gauri married women for the welfare of her husband, worship the young single women by being blessed with a spouse of their choice.

Gangaur Festival in India, the festival begins with the ritual of collecting the ashes of the Holika Dahan (Holi Fire) and burying the seeds of wheat and barley in it. Then the seeds are watered every day until the germination takes place. The ritual is performed with songs praising Isar and Gauri and making pots of water painted on the heads of women.

Gangaur Festival in India, the ritual is performed with songs by Isar and Gauri (Shiva and Parvati) and the variable of water pots on the head. Women also people that clay images of Gauri and Isar. On the evening of the seventh day after Holi, the single girls take out a parade with ghudlia (a clay pot with holes around and a lamp inside) on the head. In the way it is gifted like sweets, butter, oil and cash. The ritual continues for two weeks until the celebration of the Gangaur Festival. The party reaches its peak during the last three days of the festival. In recent days the colorful images of Gauri are taken out in procession accompanied by camels, ox carts, horses and elephants, decorated with traditional ornaments. The songs are sung by Gauri’s departure to her husband’s house. The procession concludes with the last minute girls their pots and throw all the shipments in a tank or a pond.

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Gangaur Festival in India, another unique feature of this colorful festival is that on this occasion, tribal men and women have the opportunity to meet and interact freely. You can select a life partner of your choice and get married just for eloping.

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