Gangaur Festival

Recently, Gangaur was celebrated throughout Rajasthan, commemorating the union of Lord Shiva (Gan) and Goddess Parvati (Gauri). It is also called Gauri Tritiya.

  • Gangaur is observed in Chaitra (March-April), the first month of the Hindu calendar, which marks the transition from winter to spring.
  • The term “Gan” refers to Lord Shiva, while “Gauri” or “Gaur” represents Goddess Parvati, Shiva’s heavenly consort. Gangaur symbolizes the happiness and auspiciousness of marriage, making it a significant celebration for the people of Rajasthan.
  • Women play a crucial role in the festival, worshiping clay idols of Gan and Gauri in their homes.
  • Unmarried girls seek blessings for finding a ....
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