Gauro is a vow taken on the day of Agyaras, which comes 2 days prior to the Diwali festival. On this day, young girls between 8 and 15 years of age observe a fast. This special event is observed in parts of central India. The main reason for taking this fast is to attain a good husband in their future life. The girls consume food only once in a day. Only wheat or rice is consumed. Salt is not consumed during the course of the fast, which lasts for about 5 days. The fast ends on the day of the full moon.

Updated on 8th July, 2015


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