A magnificent vintage bust | face of Goddess Gauri or Paravati wearing a crown , braided hair and jewellery handcrafted in pure brass with an exquisite patina finish.
Gauri is the goddess of love, fertility and sacrifice and holds great significance during the famous Gangaur festival celebrated soon after Holi - the festival of colours especially in Rajasthan with great enthusiasm and affection for Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva .
While married women worship Gauri, the embodiment of perfection and marital love for the success of their married life, unmarried women worship the Goddess for being blessed with good husband.
Gangaur Festival also celebrates marital fidelity, monsoon, and Harvest. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ and ‘Gaur’. ‘Gana’ is identical with Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ which stands for Gauri or Parvati symbolizes Saubhagya (marital bliss). Gauri is the image of brilliance and marital love.
It is believed that after a temporary long sacrament Gauri and Shiva reunited on this day. The tiny doll like Idols of the Shiva and Gauri are made of wood. These godly male and female entities are called ‘Isar’ and ‘Gangaur’.
Along with Lakshmi - goddess of wealth and prosperity and Saraswati - goddess of knowledge and learning, Gauri or Parvati forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses.
Height 19 cm x width 16 cm with a circumference of 40 cm
Weight: 3.500 kilograms