Gangaur 2014 Date – Gangaur Festival in 2014

Gangaur Puja and festival is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, harvest and also the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Gangaur 2014 date is April 2. The festival is mainly observed in Rajasthan. Today it is also observed in parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh that has its border with Rajasthan. It is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April). The 18 day vrat associated with Gangaur Festival begins on March 17, 2014.

Gana is one among the numerous names of Shiva and Gaur is the name of Parvati or Gaur.

An 18 day vrat and rituals beginning from the first day of Chaitra Month is observed for Gangaur. Married and unmarried girls observe the rituals. Married women perform it for the welfare of the family and unmarried women perform it for a good husband.

Gangaur Melas are held during the period. The most important day is the Gangaur Puja day on Chaitra shukla paksha Tritiya.

The highlight of the day is the procession of the murti of Goddess Parvati. In Jaipur in Rajasthan the main procession begins at the Zanani-Deodhi (female section) of the City Palace. It then passes through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium and finally ends near Talkatora.