Gangaur festival in Rajasthan is celebrated in the honour of Goddess Gauri, who represents purity and austerity. The festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan and notable celebrations take place in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Nathdwara. Gangaur coincides with Mewar festival in Udaipur. This festival is for women, who pray for a husband of their choice or the welfare of their husband, if they are already married. Women fast for almost 18 days of the festival and eat only one meal a day. A traditional procession of Gangaur commences form the Zanani- Deodhi of the City Palace, passing through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium and finally converges near the Talkatora.
Timings for Gangaur festival in Rajasthan
March to April:
It is conducted in the first month of the Hindu calender