Gangaur IGauri Tritiya : (This fast is observed by ladies for getting food luck)
This fast is traditionally observed by ladies of Rajasthan with the objective of getting blessings for the long life of their husbands. This is the special festival of girls and married woman. On this day they Lord Shiva had given the boon to Goddess Parvati for her good luck and Goddess Parvati had given the Blessings for the long life of husbands of all the ladies. This fast is popularly known as Saubhagya Tritiya. Method This fast starts from the Pratipada of bright half of Hindi month Chaitra and it continues till Triteeya Tithi. Married women observe fast till noon of thid day. On this day of fast first of all Renuka Gaur is established. After that she does the make up in all the possible sixteen (traditional) way by using articles like vermillion, glass bangles, mahawar (red lac solution used by woman to adorn their feet), collyrium, henna, mark of vermillion on forehead in the shape bindi or teera, mirror, comb, sandal cream etc. After that sandal, rice, incense, lamp, flower and oblation etc. are offered while performing worship ceremony. After this ladies listen Gauri Katha with faith and devotion. All the women take some vermillion offered to Goddess and put it in their Maang (the line of demarcation in parting the locks of hair on head). All these ladies can have food in the evening.