Gauri Vrat is a Hindu festival that is celebrated to honor Goddess Gauri, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. This year, it will be observed on Thursday, June 29, 2023. The festival is observed by married women, who pray for their husband’s longevity and well-being. The vrat is usually observed for five days during the month of Ashadha or Bhadrapada. Women offer various puja items, including flowers, fruits, and sweets to the goddess, and fast during the day. The festival is also celebrated in some parts of India as Hartalika Teej, where women pray for marital bliss and happiness. It is believed that observing the Gauri Vrat with devotion and dedication helps women to achieve marital harmony and prosperity in life.