Gangaur Festival, Jaipur(Last Updated 11 Oct, 2023)
26/03/2024 - 11/04/2024
Along with culture, history, food, nightlife, puppet shows, etc., fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are also major attractions. Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ hosts several festivals on a large scale, attracting travelers from around the world. Among such Rajasthan festivals are the Gangaur. Celebrated by married and unmarried women, it is one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan. It is held two weeks after Holi, the festival of colors, which many tourists attend from all corners of the world.
The Gangaur Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world to honor Goddess Parvati or Gauri. Both married and unmarried women participate in this festival with great enthusiasm. Moreover, the festival has a lot of religious importance to the people as Goddess Gauri and Parvati represent perfection and connubial love.
Gangaur Festival 2024 Date
The festival will start on 26th March 2024 and end on 11th April 2024.
Where is Gangaur Festival Celebrated?
Gangaur is a famous festival celebrated by local women in Jaipur.
Significance of Gangaur Jaipur
It is believed that praying to the Goddess provides good life partners. The women who are already married pray to the Goddess for a happy married life and for the well-being of their husbands.
How is Gangaur Festival Celebrated?
Gangaur Festival is a very colorful affair. It lasts for 18 days and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. During the festival, the idols of Gauri are adorned beautifully. Women also prepare themselves for the festival by applying henna and mehndi on their feet and palm. This is an integral part of Indian tradition.
The festival is also marked by women singing songs. They also go from door to door while carrying earthen pots. This earthen pot has illuminated lamps called ghudlias. These are carried to collect cash, sweets, ghee, oil, and jaggery. This ritual continues till the last day of the event. On the event's last day, girls break these pots and take the debris into a well or a tank.
On visiting the festival, you can see the faith and religious beliefs. The festival also includes a procession with town bands and horses to add a lot of colors. This procession further makes the festival attractive as more and more people get to see the bright side of Rajasthan.
How Can You Book a Tour to Jaipur?
There are many vacation packages to Jaipur. The attraction of these tours increases manifold when you visit this festival. So book your tour ASAP and head for a fascinating tour. The trip to this Gangaur Festival will be a memorable experience for sure.
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