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Gangaur Festival

The mesmerizing state Rajasthan celebrates various traditional festivals and ceremonies that are worthy of visiting. Being part of the dazzling festivals will be a joyful experience and particularly the Gangaur festival has its unique place. This festival is celebrated to remind the immortal love and trust of Lord Shiva and Parvathi towards each other. It is a religious ceremony that lasts for ten days in which both girls and married women participate with joy. In Jaipur the capital city of the desert state people participates in this festival with great enthusiasm and exchange the mouthwatering delicacies particularly Ghewar.

Auspicious event

The fascinating event starts after the day of Holi and in the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar which lasts for 10 days. This Gangaur festival is a very crucial event for Rajasthani people and particularly women decorate themselves by applying mehendi, wearing traditional apparels, sparkling jewelry. Girls and women take part in puja and keep fast for their partners and eat once a day. Starting from the 7th day the religious festival will be much interesting and the city turns to be much more vibrant.


The procession of women carrying lamps in the clay pots will be an opulent event along with the idols of Lord Shiva and Gauri starts at the Zanani- Deodhi, City Palace. Rituals along with songs and traditional dances will surely impress everyone present at the gathering. Also the folk artists, camel carts, bullock carts and other attractions accompanying the goddess Parvathi on the last day will attract every traveler. This is nothing but the symbolic representation of the goddess returning back to her husband’s house from her maternal place. The whole processions will be a bright and a splashy event which is to be seen once in a lifetime.

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