10 Points on Gangaur Festival

1) Gangaur is a festival widely celebrated in the western state of Rajasthan.

2) It's also observed in some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

3) Kolkata has been celebrating Gangaur for over a century now.

4) People from Rajasthan who've settled in Kolkata continue to celebrate this festival.

5) Gangaur reflects either the culture of Rajasthan or the traditions of the family hosting the celebration.

6) Lasting for 18 days, Gangaur falls in the month of February-March.

7) The name 'Gangaur' comes from 'Gan,' meaning 'Shiv,' and 'Gaur,' meaning 'Parvati.'

8) Mainly observed by women and girls, Gangaur is dedicated to Goddess Gauri (Parvati).

9) Women pray to Parvati for marital happiness and the long life of their husbands.

10) Unmarried girls also partake in Gangaur, hoping for a good life partner.

10 Lines on Ganga River