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The Festival of Gangaur | Rituals & Pooja Methods

The Festival of Gangaur | Rituals & Pooja Methods

Gangaur festival 27 March 2020

According to the scriptures, the festival of Gangaur, celebrated on the third day of Navratri, i.e., the Tritiya of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month, is a festival of auspicious luck for women. The worship of the earth adorned with spring and Falgun's rhyme and Gangaur of Maati signifies the combination of nature and woman that connects life with the joys of creation and celebration. Married women celebrate it to get the blessings of their husband and the blessings of unbroken good fortune.

Unmarried Gaur worships Gangaur for sixteen days with the desire of getting a wish from the mother. This sacred festival of worship of Isar-Gaur i.e. Shiva-Parvati is associated with mutual affection and wishes. And it is also called Mangal Utsav of Gauri worship. According to the scriptures, Maa Parvati too had done austerities with the wishes of unhappiness and found Lord Shiva with the same penance. On this day, Lord Shiva gave Mother Goddess Parvati and Parvati ji a boon of good fortune to all women. It is believed that since then the practice of observing this fast started.

Auspicious Time for Gangaur Pooja - 27 March 2020

  • Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga - from 6 in the morning to 17 in the morning from 10 in the morning to 09 in the morning
  • Ravi Yoga - Tritiya Tithi starts from 06:00 AM to 06:00 AM the next day - from 07:00 PM to 53:00 PM (26 March 2020) Tritiya Tithi ends - 10 AM to 12 PM the next day (27 March 2020)

How to Worship on Gangaur?

Just as this worship has great importance, similarly, the worship material must also be completed.

  1. Wood post / Bajot / Pata
  2. Copper urn
  3. Black soil / Holi root
  4. Two earthen pots / pots
  5. Clay lamp
  6. Kumkum, Rice, Turmeric, Mehandi, Gulal, Abir, Kajal
  7. Ghee
  8. Fool, Dub, Mango leaves
  9. Water filled urn
  10. Pan leaves
  11. Narial
  12. Supari
  13. Clothing of Gangaur
  14. Wheat
  15. Pickets

For the worship of Gangaur, virgin girls and married women should be filled with fresh water lots and green leaves and flowers in it. Decorate it and put on the head, she comes home singing the songs of Gangaur. After this, the idol Lord Shiva and Parvati Swarup Gaur of pure clay form the statue and establish it at the outpost.

Wearing beautiful clothes to Shiva-Gauri and offering all the things of suhaag with sandalwood, intact, incense, lamp, coach and flower They are worshiped. Forty-six dots on the wall to wish luck, Rolli, Mehndi and Kajal Are planted. Put silver ring and betel nut in a big plate, add water, milk-curd, turmeric, kumkum Suhagajal is prepared by dissolving it. Taking a coach in both hands, splashing Gangaur before this water, then Women sprinkle this water on them as a symbol of honey. Lastly, enjoy sweets. The story of Gangaur Mata is narrated and people worship with it.

Gangaur Geet

Prayers to Gangaur Mata are also done through folk songs. In these songs, every exaltation of womanhood takes place Is received. The sweetness of sentiments and the pleasing folklore of loved ones contain every ritual played at the time of worship. All the women who worship worship sing the song of Gangaur with great fervor - Bhanwar mahane pooja de gangaur gaurgaur gomti isar puja parvati. Khol Ai Gangaur Mata Khol Kiwadi. Isher ji then tied the peaches, Gaurabai perch, Sanvario Raj …… which seems very pleasant. In these days of worship of Isar-Gaur, women are dyed in emetic colors. After sixteen days of Gangaur, the marriage of the married woman's Gangaur is done on the last day.

Gaungaur Puja Method

On the last day, sap, pudi, wheat are offered to Gangaur. Four times eight are taken back. On the day of Gangaur, the Kavari girls and the Biwali girls worship Gangaur twice, once daily and in the second time, they are worshiped again by offering according to the tradition of their home. Before the second time of worship, the bewali lady keeps the choli, in which papdi or guna (fruit) is kept. In it, sixteen fruits live by himself, sixteen fruits by brother, sixteen by Jawai and sixteen by his mother-in-law. Place the saree and suhaag on the chola. After performing the puja, he hands over the garment. Before the sun sets in the evening, go to immerse Gangaur with gazelle and the offering is given to the gardener as per the narration. After immersing Gangaur, come home and sing the songs of five Badhawe.

Importance of Gangaur Puja

According to the legend, once Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati went to the forest, they were walking in a very deep forest. When I reached, Mother Parvati told Lord Shiva that God is thirsty, then Lord Shiva said that look at the goddess, birds are flying towards that side. There must be water there. Parvati ji went there and there was a river. Parvati ji filled with water, then a bunch of doves came in her hand. When he filled himself for the second time Tesu flowers came in hand and after filling Anjali for the third time a fruit named Dokla came in hand. Many thoughts arose in the mind of Parvati ji from this, but she did not understand anything. After this, Mahadev Ji said that today is the Teej of Chaitra month, all the women do Gauri festival for their honey. Doves, flowers and other materials offered to Gauri are flowing into the river. At this Parvati ji requested that, O lord, for two days you should make my parents' city. So that all the women come here to observe Gangaur fast and I myself bless them to protect their honey. Lord Shiva did this. Parvati ji was worried when the women's flag arrived in a short time and that Mahadev Started saying to her. O Lord, I have already given them a boon, now you give me a blessing on your behalf. On the saying of Parvati ji, Lord Shiva gave the blessings of good luck to all those women.

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