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Rajasthan Association of Georgia celebrates Gangaur festival

L to R: Sudhir Agarwal, Consul D.V. Singh and late Dr Narsi Narasimhan.

Atlanta, GA, May 6: Rajasthan Association of Georgia (RAJA) celebrated its annual festival Gangaur on April 1 with great pomp and show at The Atlanta Events Hall. The event was attended by more than 100 people.

This year the festival was celebrated with traditional Rajasthani folk songs and colorful traditional outfits. There was a cultural performance by women and children.

Kids and adults also participated in the Rajasthan quiz competition which helped them to learn about the great Indian and Rajasthan culture.

“Thanks for inviting us for the event. We have not experienced such a great Indian cultural performance inAtlanta,” one of the guests commented.

The event was attended by prominent members of the community including Consul D.V. Singh from the Consulate General of India inAtlanta.

Dinesh Purohit Real estate services, Farmers Insurance, Shekhawati Royals, and Simsam LLC supported the event by providing sponsorship for RAJA Gangaur celebration.

RAJA has taken the initiative in organizing community services and engaging school kids in various community activities. A food drive was organized by RAJA to help homeless people on Gangaur and kids were awarded by certificate for their volunteering effort.

Gangaur is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Rajasthan.  Gangaur means Gana+ Gauri. Gana is a synonym for Lord Shiva and Gaur stands for Gauri or Parvati who symbolizes Saubhagya. Gangaur is a celebration of spring, arrival of new life, harvest and marital fidelity.

This is the festival that we can call truly “Rajasthani” and is an integral part of the colorful Rajasthani culture. It’s not only celebrated in all of the Rajasthan, with grand colorful processions but all Rajsthani communities throughout India and world celebrate this festival with great devotion.

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