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Home » Fair & Festival in Rajasthan » Gangaur Festival

Gangaur Festival

Gangaur-FestivalThe Gangaur Festival is one of the most important and colorful local festival of Rajasthan, India. The Gangaur Festival is an auspicious and one of the most important & colorful festivals cerebrated in the state of Rajasthan, India. This auspicious festival is celebrated with great zeal and devotion particularly in the city of Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan, India. This auspicious festival of Rajasthan is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Gauri and her consort Lord Shiva. During this festival, Goddess Gauri (also known as Parvati) and the Lord Shiva are worshiped. The word Gangaur is made from two words “Gana” and “Gaur”. ‘Gana’ represents Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ represents ‘Gauri or Parvati’.

This festival begins on the first day of Hindi month - Chaitra, a day after Holi. This is the 18 day long festival and celebrated with great dedication and devotion particularly by womenfolk. Both married and unmarried women celebrate this festival with great fervor and devotion. Married women worship for welfare and long life of their husbands. Unmarried young girls worship for having good, loving and caring husbands. Young girls as well as married women dress themselves in their best clothes and jewelry to participate in this auspicious festival. Young girls and women beauty their hand and feet by drawing stunning designs with Menhadi.

Gangaur-FestivalApart form its religious significance, its major attraction are its procession. In Jaipur - the Pink City, the procession & demonstration starts at Tripolia Gate and passes Chaugan to Trlkatora. Gheewar, a mouth-watering sweet, is most popular dish of this festival. Sweets dishes are distributed among friends and relatives. Besides Jaipur, this auspicious festival is also celebrated with full dedication and devotion in the cities like Bikaner, Nathdwara, Jodhpur and Udaipur.  

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By Air:
The Pink City of Jaipur is well connected by air from major cities of India.

By Rail:
Jaipur is well-linked by train with all the major cities of India.

By Road:
Jaipur has a good network of road and well connected from all the major cities of India.

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