From our vintage collection - Handcrafted in brass finished with a delicate olive green patina, this is a Bust of Gauri or Paravati - Goddess of love, fertility and sacrifice and holds great significance especially during the famous Gangaur festival soon after Holi - the festival of colours celebrated 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 11 cm x width 11 cm with a circumference of 27 cm in the middle.
Weight: 950 Grams