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When is Gangaur (गणगौर) in 2016

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Gangaur (गणगौर) in 2016 will be observed on Saturday, 9th April.

As per Hindu calendar, Gangaur (गणगौर) is observed on the first day of Chaitra month.

Gangaur (गणगौर) is the most colorful festival celebrated in the state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The festival is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and devotion by married and un-married females. On this day females observe fast and worship goddess Gauri also referred as Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva).

Married women observe this fast to attain marital bliss and pray for long life of their husbands. Whereas, and un-married females observe this fast to be blessed with a good husband. The festival of Gangaur (गणगौर) is usually observed in the month of March or April. However, Gangaur (गणगौर) in 2016 will be observed on Saturday, 9th April. The festivities of Ganagaur (गणगौर) include dance, music and other cultural events. Most common ritual of the day is applying henna (Mehendi) on their hands. Henna in India is often associated with good luck and prosperity. That’s the reason it is an integral part of all religious festivities and celebrations.