Gangaur Festival


Jaipur, Rajasthan

Main Attraction:

Traditionally Dressed Women\'s And Parade.

Dates 2014:

02-03 April


Gangaur is one of the most important and widely celebrated traditional festivals of Rajasthan. The word Gangaur is derived from two words \'Gan\' a synonym of Siva and \'Gauri\' of his consort Parvathi. The festival commences on the day following Holi and continues for about 2 weeks. The festival is held in the honor of Gauri who is regarded as the symbol of virtue and fidelity and a mythological role model of married women. While married women worship Gauri for the welfare of their husband, the young unmarried girls worship her for being blessed with a spouse of their choice.

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