Gangaur , A Festival of the Hindu women
The festival of Gangaur begins on the the first day of Chaitra month and ends on Chaitra Shukla Tritiya.
In the year 2016 Gangaur Puja begins on Thursday, 24 March, 2016 and ends on Saturday, 09 April 2016.
Who celebrates Gangour and Why is Gangar celebrated
Gangaur is one of the most popular and colourful festivals of Rajasthan . (It is also celebrated in some parts of Gujrat and Madhya pradesh . ) 'Gan' is the synonym for Lord Shiva and 'Gaur' stands for Goddess Parvati who is the symbol of marital happiness . (Sometimes 'Isarji' is also used for 'Gan'.)
It is believed that during the Gangaur festival Devi Parvati comes to her parental home and returns her husband's house after eighteen days.The women folk worship her and give her a grand farewell on the eighteenth day.