Significance of playing Dandiya and Garba in Navratri
Garba and Dandiya Raas are traditional folk dance done while celebrating Navratri. Navratri is a nine-day festival performed to pay respect to the divine shakti – Goddess Durga. It is performed in a circle around the statue of Goddess Durga or the lamp offered to Goddess Durga.
2. What is the difference between Garba and Dandiya?
a) Garba is a dance form that originated in Gujarat and played during Navratri. Dandia is another dance form originated in Vrindavan but played in Gujarat during Navratri.
b) The significant difference between Garba and Dandiya is Garba is played with hands and legs while Dandiya is played using the colourful stick.
c) Garba is performed before worshipping ritual and Aarti whereas Dandiya is performed after worshipping ritual and Aarti.
3. Where are Garba and Dandiya played?
Before Garba and Dandiya were played only in Gujarat but now this folk dance of Gujarat has become very popular and played in different corners of the world today to grace the occasion of Navratri. The event is organised on a large scale where hundreds of people come together and celebrate it.
4. How are Garba and Dandiya played?
Devotees of Goddess Durga wear traditional dresses. Women wear Chaniya Choli with beautiful embroidery and different colour. Men wear traditional kurtas and pyjamas. Some men also wear traditional Gujarati dress called Kediyu and Dhoti. Ornaments of oxidising are worn by both men and women. People go in groups to play Dandiya and Garba.
A group would wear a dress with the same pattern, colour and design. Garba and Dandiya nights are organized in various party plots and open grounds were youngsters, children and adults come in groups and perform a dance to worship the Goddess and enjoy the spirit of togetherness.
The Gujarati Garba and Dandiya have gained popularity in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE and NewZealand. In modern times, the dance form is performed with a fusion.
The youth perform Garba on the traditional song with modern rhythm and also on Bollywood songs.
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