Gaura Festival

Diversity Atlas


September 6


12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Gaura Festival is a significant cultural holiday celebrated in Nepal. It is a public holiday that falls on the third quarter of the moon in the month of Bhadra, which usually falls in August or September according to the Western calendar. The festival is celebrated for four days, starting on Biruda Panchami and ending on Gaurashtami, with preparations beginning a few days earlier. During the festival, women worship Lord Shiva and fast for the well-being of their husbands and families. The festival is calculated by the official astrological committee every year, and the major celebration of the festival lasts for four days. The place where the idol of Gaura is to be established is painted with red, and the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy.