Purva Kolkata Maheshwari Sabha gears up for “Gangaur Mahotsav” in the City of Joy

08 April , 2016 : 'Gangaur', the festival of Rajasthan is observed with great fervour and devotion by women folk who worship 'Gauri', the consort of Lord Shiva. The word “Gangaur” comes from ‘Gana’ which is a synonym of Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ which stands for Gauri who symbolises Saubhagya (marital bliss). The inauguration ceremony was attended by: Suchandra Vaaniya, Tollywood Actress; Hon'ble Justice Amitava Lala, Ex Acting Chief Justice, Allabhabad High Court and many other political representatives and eminent personalities.

Purva Kolkata Maheshwari Sabha is all set to celebrate the festival of “Gangaur” with much fervour and devotion for the seventh year in a row at Gangaur CIT Park (Opposite Purwanchal Diagnostic Centre). Being the only All-Women-Festival of ‘Gangaur’ in the city of joy, Kolkata, the festival celebration will observe colourful episodes, gaiety participants and several folk songs and dances, welcoming goddess “Gauri” to her motherly home for her 18 days stay.

The event is organized by women and for the women celebrating the spirit of womanhood and marital life. Womenfolk attending the evening carnival will be all decked in lehariya saris, lehangas and Rajasthani poshak, adorned with ethnic embellishments. The feat will observe fun games to traditional customs and stage performances.

In the event and cultural functions young girls and women dominate the stage with colourful cloths and with dance and singing. Since the very first year the lyrics of all the numbers are also being written by one lady. The procession includes both men and women with women outnumbering there men counterpart.