Gangaur is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Rajasthan in which the goddess Parvati, also known as Gauri, is honoured, and marriage and love are both celebrated. Both married and single women participate enthusiastically in the festivities, create clay statues of Shiva and Parvati, outfit them elegantly, pray to them, observe a daylong fast for marital bliss, and prepare delicious meals for the family. For the Rajasthani people, Goddess Parvati stands for perfection and marital love, so the Gangaur celebration is very significant to them. The event also celebrates the harvest and the coming of spring. Lord Shiva is represented by Gana, and Lord Shiva and Parvati are represented collectively by Gangaur. According to tradition, Gauri’s intense devotion and meditation helped her win Lord Shiva’s love and favour. Gauri then paid a visit […]
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