Gaura Parbha or Gaura festival is celebrated mainly by Hinduism devotees in Nepal dedicated to Goddess Gauri (Wife of Lord Shiva). The festival is specially celebrated in most of middle western and far western part of Nepal. Gaura Parbha is celebrated in the month of Bhadra according to Nepali calendar (August-September).
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Who is Goddess Gauri?
Goddess Gauri is a Hindu Goddess known as the Goddess of fertility, love, beauty, devotion, and marriage. She is also known as divine strength and power. Goddess Gauri is also known as Goddess Parvati, Uma or Shakti.
Goddess Parvati or Gauri the wife of Lord Shiva (God of a destroyer). She is the daughter of King of Himalayas Himavan and Queen Mena and she is a mother of Hindu God Ganesha and Kartikeya.
Celebration Gaura Parbha in Nepal
During the day, Goddess Gauri is the main deity to celebrate. People go to different temple and worship the Goddess Gauri. After worshipping, the women who are fasting perform various pujas. The Deuda Dance is the main dance performed during the festival. The participants hold each other hand and form a circle and perform with the song and traditional song.
During the festival, married women wear a sacred thread as the traditional belief.
Why women celebrate Gaura Parbha in Nepal?
Goddess Gauri is known as the goddess of divine strength and power and is also a symbol of love and devotion. During the day women celebrate the festival believing their true dedication toward Goddess Gauri to grants great health and long life of their husband.