Gangour Festival, Jaipur

This article describes detail information about famous Gangour Festival of Jaipur.

Gangaur is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. In some form or the other it is celebrated all over Rajasthan. “gan” is a synonym for Lord Shiva and “gauri” or “gaur” stands for Goddess Parvati, the heavenly consort of Lord Shiva. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two and is a symbol of conjugal and marital happiness.

Why Gangour Festival is celebrated

This festival is celebrated especially by women, who worship clay idols of “Gan” & “Gauri” in their houses. These idols are worshiped by unmarried girls who seek the blessings of Gan and Gauri for a good husband, while the married women pray for the good health and long life of their husbands.

When Gangour Festival starts

This worship which starts form the first day of the chaitra month culminates on the 18th day into Gangaur festival with a great religious fervour. On the eve of Gangaur festival, women decorate their palms and fingers with henna. The idols of Gan and Gauri are immersed in a pond or in a near by lake on the last day of the festival.

Date and Timing of Gangour Festival, 2011

Date: 6-7 April, 2011
Time: 04:00 pm in evening

Place of Travel
Tripolia Gate, Jaipur

Main Attractions in Gangour Festival

1. Royal touch by artists
2. Elephants and horses in travel
3. Well looking of Gangour in traditional custom
4. Best presentation by folk artists

Special sitting arrangement in Hind Hotel for Tourists.

Contact for More Details of Gangour Festival

Tourism Welcome Centre, Jaipur
Ph.: 0141 – 5155137, 5110598

Contact for booking in RTDC Hotel


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