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Gangaur: Festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
Gangaur is a prominent festival dedicated to supreme Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva also known as the God of destruction brings happiness and glory in life. The festival also greets devotees with the supreme blessings of goddess Parvati. Mighty Goddess Parvati is Lord Shiva's consort and her blessings bring happy marital prospects and fortune in life. Gangaur festival primarily depicts the togetherness and beauty of Lord Shiva and Parvati's pair. 

Significance of Gangaur festival
Gangaur is a festival of good harvest, prosperity, abundance and marital fidelity. The festival is also revered as Gauri Tritiya. This zealous festival is celebrated for 18 days by the womenfolk of Rajasthan. A popular legend elaborates that this festival earmarks the first day when goddess Parvati went home after marriage with Lord Shiva. 

How to celebrate the Gangaur festival?
The main ritual of the Gangaur festival is that women observe fast for a long and healthy life of their husbands. In the Gangaur festival, decorations of bright and appealing colours are used. The festival is cherished by making clay statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. These small clay statues are worshipped for eighteen days. They are then immersed in water making them reach Kailash, the ultimate abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The statues are revered and worshipped. The prayers for marital happiness take place at the festival. There are big events and religious processions to mark the glory of the festival. Another legend states that on Gangaur, Lord Shiva gave eternal boons of happy marriage and prosperity to goddess Parvati. 

Benefits of celebrating Gangaur festival
Here are a few vital boons of celebrating the Gangaur festival:

  • ● Gangaur fills life with the supreme blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • ● It brings abundance and sheer bliss to life.
  • ● The festival brings happiness and peace to marital relations.
  • ● It brings boons of healthy progeny.
  • ● The festival brings auspiciousness and positivity to life.
  • ● It takes away the worries and pains of devotees granting them an affluent and blissful life.
  • ● The festival brings auspiciousness and positivity to life.

Attain all these boons by observing Gauri Tritiya or Gangaur festival with full zeal and dedication. If you want to know more about this glorious festival then get in touch with us. Our team will help you explore the significance of Gangaur. We will also assist you with the right time and procedure to observe the festival.