Govardhanlalji performing Aarti of Shrinathji During Gangaur Festival
by Unknown Artist
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
12.25 x 17.5 in. (31.1 x 44.4 cm.)
Gangaur is one of the most colourful and important festivals of Nathdwara and observed with great fervor by the womenfolk. This festival signifies the coming together of Lord Shiva and Gauri-Parvati.
In this painting, Shrinathji is adorned in a dress made from a chunri. In the backdrop is a pichwai depicting the celebration of Gangaur by Krishna and Radha. Women are shown performing ghoomar, a Rajasthani folk dance. Gangaur Ghat is depicted in the background and Govardhanlalji is shown performing aarti.