Gangaur Festival in Jaipur

Rajasthan is the land of festivals and celebrations. These festivals and fare bring joy and unity in the ordinary life of the people of Rajasthan. Gangaur is such a festival which is celebrated in one form or in the whole of Rajasthan. Therefore, if you are booking the Jaipur tour package during March-April, be sure to take part in the festival. However, whatever festival you participate in the Rajasthan Tour Package, it is a delightful place, it is a special place in Gangaur because it celebrates the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
                                                  Gangaur Festival in Jaipur

 
‘Gan’ is synonymous with Lord Shiva and ‘Gauri’ or ‘Gaur’ for Goddess Parvati. Gangaur celebrates both of them. Married women worship Gauri for seeking blessings for the good health and longevity of their husbands. Even unmarried girls worship Gauri to be blessed with Smart husbands.

Gangaur Festival is One of The Best Festival in Jaipur
Festivals are celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March-April), the first month of the Hindu calendar. It indicates the end of winter and the arrival of spring. It was observed on 20 March 2018. However, for this the ritual began the next day of Holi.
The festival was celebrated in Jaipur with pomp and penitently. Women wearing their best garments and ornaments pray to Goddess Parvati for the welfare of their husbands. On the last day of the 18-day celebration, the traditional procession started from the place of the Palace Palace – Devadi. The procession was with elephants, palanquins, chariots and folk performances. It passed through Tripoliya Market, Top Chopper, Gangauri Bazar, Chogan Stadium, before convergence near Tal katora.

Rituals in the Gangaur Festival

                                               
                                                           Rituals in the Gangaur Festival

Gangaur festival starts next day of Holi. Some rituals are followed during the 18-day period:
  • wheat seeds are sown in pottery. They are given water until the seeds sprout. These grass is used on the last day for worship.
  • Women make clay sculptures of Shiva and Parvati and decorate them with flowers in the basket.
  • Newly married women fast for all 18 days. Unmarried girls fast one day with one meal.
  • On the seventh day, unmarried girls take pottery made with lamps on their heads to seek blessings from the elderly.
  • Dessert (Sinjara) is sent to married daughters before the festival.
  • Festivals are marked off with statues immersion and breaking of pottery.
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