Gangaur Festival is an important festival celebrated across the entire state of Rajasthan. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month according to Hindu calendar, which usually falls in the month of March-April. Gangaur Festival is the only festival, which is celebrated from 18 days to one month. Dedicated to goddess Parvati, who was also known by the name Gauri, Gangaur Festival marks an auspicious day for womenfolk. The women in Rajasthan celebrate the festival with zeal and devotion and pay homage to goddess Parvati – the consort of Lord Shiva.
Gangaur Festival is a universal festival of Rajasthan but the celebrations somehow change from one city to another city. The festival is celebrated at a grand level in the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur and Bikaner. Young girls and women observe fasts during Gangaur Festival and take part in various rituals. Ghewar, a very special sweet dish of Rajasthan is prepared and served in the city of Jaipur. A big procession is also flagged off from the Palace Gate of Jaipur in which the image of goddess Parvati is carried away amidst a huge gathering. Similarly, in the city of Udaipur a procession is organised around Pichola Lake accompanied by songs, hymns and extravagant display of fireworks. During Gangaur Festival in the city of Bikaner the women observe fasts and prepare sweet dishes. Offerings are also made to the deities during the festival. Gangaur Festival is celebrated in some parts of Rajasthan for the entire month with traditional folk song and dance. Want to plan holidays during Gangaur festival? Check below our featured packages or drop your enquiry and we shall get back to you shortly.