Gangaur

The royal barge of the royal family of Udaipur takes a ride on the Lake Pichola with the backdrop of the Lake Palace.

Description

Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Gangaur is the colourful and the one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The festival commences on the first day of the Indian calendar month Chaitra, also signifying the celebration of spring and harvest. Images of Shiva and Gauri are made of clay for the festival. In some Rajput families, permanent wooden images are painted afresh on the eve of festival. The idols are dressed in new garments especially made for the occasion.