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Gangaur Festival Jaipur

Gangaur Festival
Gangaur Festival
Vikram Samwat : Chaitra-S(3-4)
2014 : 2-3 Apr.
2015 : 22-23 Mar.

Gangaur is a tremendously significant fiesta of Rajasthan. It begins on the day following Holi and carry on for 15 days. The fiesta is renowned by women folk with great eagerness and devoutness for Gauri, the ensemble of Lord Shiva. While wedded women adoration Gauri, the personification of excellence and marital love for the achievement of their wedded life, unmarried females adoration the Divinity for being holy with good spouse. Gangaur Fiesta also rejoices rainy season, yield and wedded loyalty.

Ceremonies of Gangaur Festival

The first significant ceremonious of the vibrant fiesta of Gangaur is the assortment of ruins from the Holi fire and interring of barley and wheat seeds in it. These seeds are the dutifully soaked each day until the sprouting takes place. The ceremonial is accomplished with songs of Gauri and Issar (Lord Shiva and Parvati) and the variable of jars of water on the head. A week afterward Holi, females makes earthen imageries of Gauri and Issar. The ritual is made vibrant and blissful with the customary, traditional songs sung in admiration of Gauri.

On the twilight of the seventh day after Holi, single girls take out a procession with ghudlia and melodic songs connected to it. Ghudlia is a clay pot with holes about and a lamp inside. In their method, the girls are remarkable small gifts like jaggery, ghee, sweets, oil and a slight amount of cash. The ceremonial remains for ten days, up to the assumption of the Gangaur Fiesta. On the previous day girls disruption their pots and throw the remains into a lake or well and relish a feast with their slight collections.

However, Gangaur Centenary celebrations reach its peak throughout the latter three days of the fiesta. At this time females take exceptional care to ornament themselves and also the earthen imageries that they had ready. In a promising hour in the mid-afternoon, a demonstration is taken out to a lawn, tank or a lake with the pictures of Issar and Gauri, placed on the heads of wedded women.

Gangaur appropriately imitates the ironic cultural legacy of Rajasthan and is renowned with great pomp and show in Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Jaisalmer. Gangaur Fiesta is also detected in some places in Gujarat State.

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