About Gangaur Festival of Rajasthan
It is the better time to reach Rajasthan in festival times. Because Rajasthan is commonly known for its festivals, its festival arrangements etc. Gangaur Festival is one of the best festival of Rajasthan. Gangaur Festival is one of the local festival of Rajasthan. Gangaur festival is held about a fortnight after Holi. It is the festival of colours. It is celebrated for eighteen days.
This festival is held in honor of Goddess Gauri, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, who is the wife of Lord Shiva. This festival is celebrated by girls and also by married women all over Rajasthan. Images of Goddess Gauri are ornamented and offerings are made.
This is also an auspicious and best time for young people to select their life partners. For that reason also the gathering of peoples is more. The main attractions of the festival are colorful processions with the town band, decorated horses, and elaborate palanquins. Although Gangaur Festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan but the celebration in Jaipur and Udaipur have a special charm. Gangaur Festival is also celebrated in Bikaner, Jodhpur, Marathwara and Jaisalmer with a great pomp. In this towns the people dress up Goddess Gauri and take her a town procession. Also a boat procession is taken out on the Pichola Lake in Udaipur. Thousands of people from the countryside come to take part in the procession of Gangaur Festival of Rajasthan. Tribal men and women get the opportunity to meet and interact freely and during this time they also choose their life partners. So it is a good opportunity for them. For a new bride, Gangaur Festival is binding to observe all the rituals and fasts specified for the 18 days of the first Gangaur after her marriage. Unmarried girls also take only one meal a day in this festival period of 18 days to get a good life partner. And married women are doing this for improve happiness and long life of their husbands. So Gangaur Festival is a colour festival or other wise we can tell it a festival which gives Rajasthan its ritual colours.
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