Marwadi Festivals

  • Gangaur Festival

    Gangaur festival is celebrated on 20th March.
    It is the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. Gana is a synonym for Lord Shiva and Gaur which stands for Gauri or Parvati who symbolizes Saubhagya (marital bliss). The unmarried women worship her for being blessed with a good husband, while married women do so for the welfare, health and long life of their husbands and for a happy married life.

    Ganguar is worshipped using wood statues of Isar (Shiva) and His consort Gangaur (Parvati), beseeching them for marital bliss. The legend is that Shiva once teased His consort Parvati by dressing up as a cobbler. In retaliation, Parvati also appeared as Bhil tribal women before Shiva to tease Him and have some fun out of it.

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