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Thursday, April 4, 2013

10-1-1 Gangaur 2017 / Gangaur 2017

 Gangaur , A Festival  of the Hindu women

When is Gangaur celebrated :- 
The festival of Gangaur begins on the the first day of Chaitra month and ends on Chaitra Shukla Tritiya.
In the year 2017 Gangaur Puja begins on Monday, 13 March, 2017 and ends on Thursday, 30 March  2017.
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'.) 
This festival is celebrated specially by women folk. They make clay idols of 'Gan'(Isarji) and 'Gauri' in their houses. The married women worship these idols for the good health and long life of their husbands and the unmarried girls worship these idols to get good husband. The festival of Gangaur begins from the first day of Chaitra month and continues for eighteen days i.e. till the third day of shukl paksh of Chaitra month. During this period married women and unmarried girls worship the idols of Gan and Gauri and some of them keep fast for eighteen days. On the eighteenth day women decorate their hands with mehandi. They place the idols of Gan and Gauri on their heads. They sing songs and take the idols to some nearby lake or pond and immerse them there. This ritual is known as the departure of Gauri to her husband's house. After the immersion, the women come back singing songs. With this the Gangaur festival comes to an end.
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.
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(10.1.1) Gouri Puja / Gauri Pooja / Gangaur Puja ( for good husband, his long life and good health)

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