With the aim of popularising the semi musical and dramatically performed religious ritual of Gavri, city administration along with Department of Tourism and TRI is planning a staging of Gavri at various locations across the city.
As per the details received, staging will happen as per the following programme:
- Gangaur Ghat: 11 am to 6 pm (26-Aug); 11 am to 6 pm (27-Aug); 8 pm to 11 pm (27-Aug); 11 am to 6 pm (28-Aug)
- Fateh sagar Paal (Dewali side): 11 am to 6 pm (2-Sep); 11 am to 6 pm (3-Sep); 8 pm to 11 pm (3-Sep); 11 am to 6 pm (4-Sep)
- Sukhadia Circle: 11 am to 6 pm (9-Sep); 11 am to 6 pm (10-Sep); 8 pm to 11 pm (10-Sep)
- Saheliyon ki Badi: 11 am to 6 pm (11-Sep)
- Lok Kala Mandal: 11 am to 6 pm (16-Sep); 11 am to 6 pm (17-Sep); 8 pm to 11 pm (17-Sep); 11 am to 6 pm (18-Sep)
The word “Gavri” is the distorted name of Goddess “Gauri”, wife of Lord Shiva. Bheels believes that by blessings of goddess they will get free from all the miseries and pains of life. They also believes that Goddess Gauri enters a human body and announces the commencement of Gavri, the message is then passed to the Bhopa (priest). Over powered by the feelings sometimes character playing Gauri’s role or spectators feels presence of goddess within them, they strongly believes that the goddess has entered in their body to bless them.
For more details on Gavri, read: Gavri the Opera of Mewar