Gangaur Vrat 2023: Gangaur, the festival of unbroken good fortune, is being celebrated today, know the worship date and importance

This year, the festival of Gangaur is being celebrated on March 24 i.e. on the third day of Chaitra Navratri. Women worship it by making an idol of Maa Gaura from the ashes of Holi Dahan. The real beauty of this festival can be seen in Rajasthan. This festival is dedicated to Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva.

Gangaur festival is celebrated every year on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. This time the festival of Gangaur is being celebrated on 24 March. Gangaur is worshiped on the third day of Navratri, Chaitra. During the worship of Gangaur, married and unmarried girls worship Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva and pray for the long life of their husbands. The special brightness of this festival is seen in Rajasthan. Apart from Rajasthan, this festival is also celebrated in some areas of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Importance of Gangaur festival

In Gangaur festival, Gana means Shiva and Gaur means Mother Parvati. This worship is dedicated to Shiva-Parvati. On this day women make idols of Shiva-Parvati from clay. This festival is also known as Gauri Tritiya. According to belief, Maa Parvati travels the earth with God to bless married women with unbroken good fortune. On the other hand, women wish for happiness-prosperity and protection of Suhag in the family.

Gangaur festival is celebrated for 17 days

Different brightness of this festival is seen in Rajasthan. There this festival is celebrated from the full moon day of Phalgun month. Which lasts for the next 17 days. In these 17 days, idols of Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva are made everyday. During this, worship and songs are also sung. On the other hand, on the third day of Chai Navratri, women wear sixteen adornments and keep a fast and in the evening, the story of Gangaur is heard. According to belief, the more ornaments are offered to Maa Parvati on the day of Badi Gangaur, the more wealth and splendor increases in the house by the grace of Maa Parvati. After worship, this jewelry is given by women to their mother-in-law, sister-in-law, sister-in-law or sister-in-law.

gangaur puja date

Gangaur festival – Friday, March 24, 2023

Beginning of Tritiya Tithi – March 23, from 6.20 pm

Tritiya Tithi ends – March 24, at 4.59 pm

The festival of Gangaur will be celebrated on March 24 considering Udaya Tithi and this day is the third day of Chaitra Navratri.

This is how worship happens

Women make clay idols of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati in the festival of Gangaur. After this they are worshiped with Durva and flowers. The day of Tritiya Tithi of Chaitra Shukla Paksha is most special for this festival. Women perform this puja secretly from their husbands. Apart from this, the prasad of this puja is not given to the husband. According to the legend of Gangaur, this fast is observed secretly.

worship method

Women listen to the story after worshiping Gangaur. During this, ornaments are made by mixing turmeric in flour, gram flour or flour. Then these ornaments are offered to Maa Parvati. After this, water is given to the idol near a river or lake and the next day the idols are immersed. The place where worship is done is called Peehar of Gangaur and the place where immersion takes place is called Sasural.

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