The Gangaur Festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Powai's Gopal Sharma auditorium by the Sanskruti Powai Group, a Rajasthani ladies’ group, just like every year. Gangauris one of the few Rajasthani festivals that is celebrated as colorfully as Holi. The significance of the Gangaur festival is that devotees celebrate it with great devotion and faith.
It is a celebration of women's unshakable faith in the Divine for their husbands' well-being and household welfare. During the festival, women pray to Goddess Parvati/Gauri to bless them with a bountiful spring that's full of harvest, and also marital harmony.
They also pray to the Goddess to bless their husbands with good health and long life. The festival is celebrated with great zeal and devotion, with people coming together to dance and sing traditional songs related to the departure of Gauri to Her husband's house. Around 180 ladies took part in this program and enjoyed it thoroughly. The grand ceremony of Gangaurcame to an end with the immersion of all idols in a pond or well.
Special thanks goes to the trustee of Gopal Sharma School, Manju Sharma, who sponsored this event along with two other sponsors, Homestore and Edu Mart, and La Coiffure Salon. Agroha Vikas Trust Mumbai's President, Rekha Agarwal, was also present at this event. The organizers of this program, Anushree Bajaj, Manju Sharma, Vandana Jhawar, Mamta Gupta, Beena Garg, Seema Bharadwaj, Meenu Mantri, Neha Gupta, Vinita Agarwal, Preeti Agarwal, Nikki Agarwal, and the help of the Sanskruti Powai group made this event a grand success.
Bunty Thakur and the group decorated the entire auditorium in Rajasthani style, and many women showed their dancing and singing skills, making this program a memorable one.