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Gangaur Festival Tour Package in Rajasthan India

Gangaur Festival Tour Package in Rajasthan India

Gangaur Festival tour can be combined with the Golden Triangle tour of India. Be a witness of Hindu customs and traditions, colourful procession including decorated elephants, bullock carts, chariots, and many more exciting things. This procession begins from the Jaipur City Palace and ends at Talkatora.  


Rajasthan is famous among the tourists is not only for its forts and palaces but also for many fairs and festivals. The Gangaur festival of Jaipur is the most popular one of them. The multiplicity of fairs and festivals of Rajasthan also a great attraction for tourists. Gangaur is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan but it is also popular and celebrated in some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and West Bengal.


Highlights of Gangaur Festival


Gangaur festival is celebrated in the regard of Goddess Parvati. Married and unmarried women who worship Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva take part in this festival with great pleasure and devotion. Unmarried women worship lord Gauri and demand her for being blessed with a good life partner.  Married women pray to the Goddess for the well-being of their husbands and for a happy married life. They fast for 18 days and eat only one meal a day.


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During the festival, the idols of Gauri are made of clay and decorated beautifully. Permanent wooden images are painted by the reputed painters for the royal Rajput Families, especially for this festival.  Women apply henna and Mehendi on their palm and feet having figures of sun, moon, and flower in the design. They wear colourful dresses.


Gangaur Festival Tour Package in Rajasthan India

Gauri’s Departure in Gangaur Festival


Festival reaches its end in the last three days when the departure day of Gauri comes closer. The images of Gauri and Lord Shiva are well dressed in new clothes. Both married and unmarried girls decorate these images and make them look like a real human being. A procession is taken out by married and unmarried girls with the images or idol of Gauri along with pots placed on their heads. They walk through along with the pots in local streets and bazaar to collect cash, sweets, and oil. This procession goes on till the last day. On the final day, traditional songs are sung about the departure of Gauri to her husband’s house. They break their pots and take the pieces of pots to well or tank.  Women give farewell to Gauri and the festival of Gangaur comes to an end.  

Gangaur Festival Dates 2020


Gangaur 2020 in Rajasthan will begin on Tuesday, 10 March and ends on Friday, 27 March.

Duration : 18 days

Venue :  Jaipur, Rajasthan


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