GANGAUR GHAT UDAIPUR
Gangaur Ghat or Gangori Ghat is a main ghat situated near the waterfront of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is situated near the Jagdish Chowk area. It is known for Bagore-ki-Haveli, a popular tourist destination of the city.
Gangaur Ghat get it’s name from the famous festival of Mewar: Gangaur Festival. In the Festival of Gangaur, the idols of Gan (Lord Shiva) and Gauri (Goddess Parvati) are prayed for few days, and on the last day of Gangaur, these idols are taken to the Gangaur Ghat with a huge parade.
SOME MORE ABOUT GANGAUR GHAT
Gangaur Ghat is a main ghat located near the waterfront of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is located near the Jagdish Chowk area. It is known for Bagore-ki-Haveli, a popular tourist attraction of the city.Gangaur Ghat is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. Traditional parade of Gangaur Ghat commences from the City Palace, and various other places, which passes through several areas of the city. The procession is headed by an old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts and shows by folk artistes. After the parade got complete, the idols of Gan and Gauri are brought to this ghat and immersed in the Lake Pichola from here. Women get all dressed up with traditional dresses and jewelry, and henna on their hands and head to the Ghat for the pooja and the pared of the idols. The idols are landed on boats from the ghat and taken to the main boat of Gangaur in the lake for further customs.
Another festival in which Gangaur Ghat plays a vital role in its religion. The idols of Bal Gopal (Lord Krishna in his child form), from several parts of Udaipur are headed towards Gangaur Ghat, with colorful parade. All the parades are concluded at the ghat where the idols of Bal Gopal are taken in the water of Lake Pichola and then the locals swing those idols in the water itself. The Festival is about to seek blessings of Lord Krishna.