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Gangaur Festival
 

Gangaur festival is one of the most famous and traditional festival of Rajasthan which commences on the first day of Chaitra (March-April); i.e the day following Holi and lasts for 18days. The word Gangaur is derived from the two words 'Gan' (Shiva )and 'Gauri' (Parvati). Dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, this festival is celebrated mainly by girls and married women. During the festive days they observe fasts and offerings are made to the ornamented images of the goddess. Unmarried girls plead for the blessing to get a good husband while the married women pray for the welfare, health and long life of their husbands. It is believed that if a newly married girl observes the fast for the full 18 days by having only one meal a day, she will succeeds her marriage. Even unmarried girls take this fast. This is also an auspicious day for young people to select their life partners.

On the festival day women wear beautiful traditional clothes with chunky gems and jewelry and apply mehandi on their hands. Clay images of Shiva and Parvathi are made and are decorated beautifully to make them alive. Sweet dishes are prepared and distributed among the friends and relatives.


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